Fresh guidelines emerge on Umurah •Govt gives opportunity to 65yr-old pilgrims •Harps on registration via govt app


Saudi Arabia Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten has again announced some new details regarding the resumption of Umrah, in the third phase starting on Sunday.

Among some of the new details, included the age bracket for eligibility to perform lesser hajj now. He stated that only people of age groups of 18-65 will be allowed to perform Umrah in the initial stage. The age bracket announced earlier was 18-50 years of age.

In a televised chat, Benten said: “Only people of age groups of 18-65 will be allowed to perform Umrah in the initial stage.

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“No person will be allowed to enter Masjid Al Haram except after registering on the Umrah Application

“Umrah permit will be issued for free

“Through the application the Ministry provides pilgrims housing and transportation opportunities

“Isolation centers will be made in hotels for Allah forbid any pilgrims showing any symptoms

“Alternate arrangements will be made if people face problem in registering through the approved app

“Umrah Performers will be divided into 12 groups each 24 hours and allowed a time of 3 hours each and will be assisted by a health professional

On International Umrah

“The final decision “per country” will be made the Ministry of health after issuing some conditions and determining the countries to be risk-free in the coming weeks

“Ministry of Umrah and Hajj will enable a special pathway for International Umrah and Hajj pilgrims

“Ministry of Umrah and Hajj working on eliminating physical offices and enabling registration of Umrah and Hajj through official government apps.



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