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1.5 million pilgrims to perform Umrah during Ramadan

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The General Presidency for the Affairs of Two Holy Mosques on Tuesday increased the operational capacity of Masjid Al Haram, Makkah by over 60% for Ramadan.

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On November 1st, 2020 the Grand Mosque had entered the Phase 3 Operational Plan devised by the Ministry of Interior according to which the maximum operational capacity was to be 20,000 pilgrims and 60,000 worshipers on any given day.

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According to new directives, starting from 1st Ramadan 1442, the maximum number of pilgrims who can perform Umrah each day would be increased to 50,000 a net increment of 30,000, and the number of worshipers participating in daily prayer has been increased from 60,000 to 100,000, a net increment of 40,000 worshipers.

Additionally, the precautionary measures have been tightened to combat COVID-19 spread by mandating Vaccinations against COVID-19 as a requirement to obtain permits to perform Umrah or to attend Prayers at the Grand Mosque.

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