Government of Saudi Arabia announced that they are allowing vaccinated foreigners to do Umrah at best Umrah package, a step that will help the country’s economy recover from the Covid-19 outbreak. Saudi Arabia will begin gradually receiving Umrah petitions from from different states . Today (Monday), nearly 18 months after closing its borders to due to coronavirus, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Unlike the annual Haj, which able-bodied Muslims with the means must complete Haj at least once time in their lives. The Umrah pilgrimages can be performed at any time throughout the year and attracts millions of Muslim people from all over the world at best Umrah package. The Covid-19 outbreak affected on both Muslim pilgrimages, which generate the revenue of $12 billion for the country each year.
Only COVID-19 vaccinated pilgrims will be stay in Saudi Arabia to allowed for Umrah premission letter made decision on last sunday. Only about 60,000 coronavirus vaccinated residents were allowed to participate in a scaled-down version of the traditional Haj last month 2021.
However, the country is urgently opening up and international tourists who have been get vaccinated have been welcomed since August 1. The SPA quoted deputy Haj minister Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat said that international pilgrims must be vaccinated with a Saudi-approved COVID-19 vaccine, that arePfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson and agree to be quarantined if needed.
He also said that the UK was investigate on analysis the different states from which Umrah pilgrims are traveling to Saudi Arabia for Umrah at best Umrah package, as well as the number of Umrah pilgrims who could come, on the basis of month on the classification of coronavirus protective measures in those countries.
Engineer Mohamad Ragab, who lives in Australia, said, too, was “hesitant” to undertake Umrah. “There will almost special be throngs in Makkah and the risk of coronavirus effection is great there. Saudi Arabia would enable 60,000 Umrah pilgrims to undertake Umrah each month, according to the SPA report, with the number eventually increasing to two million pilgrimers per month.