Great News! Finally, Saudi Arabia To Resume Umrah Services Step by Step
There is no better news for Muslims to able to go to Saudi Arabia to visit holy mosques. Now the wait is over. Saudi Arabia is lifting all restrictions of Umrah services and yes, this is true.
Also, they are lifting restrictions to several holy sites. Removing of restrictions of these services will take place step by step after whole nine months of closure because of coronavirus pandemic.
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Umrah services Step by Step
Minister of Hajj & Umrah, Mohammed Saleh Benten, said,
“The temporary restrictions of Umrah pilgrimage and visits to the two holy mosques will be lifted step by step.”
While addressing to virtual forum he said,
“The gradual removing the restrictions of Umrah and visits to the holy sites will depends on technical solutions that enable several companies providing Umrah services to further improve their services and also to promote themselves locally and globally,”
International companies and 30 local companies can handle providing services for pilgrims.
The Saudi minister noted that the collaboration of Umrah companies will make them more stronger. High quality services can be provided for 16 million domestic and foreign Umrah pilgrims annually.
As of now, during their time period companies will get a smart card. This card will be used first to serve visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque from within the Kingdom and abroad.
More he added,
“We aspire to serve 30 million pilgrims annually by the year 2030.”
Abdul Fattah Mashat, Deputy Minister of Haj and Umrah, said collaboration and acquisitions in this Umrah sector will gradually reduce operational costs.
In February 2020 this year, Saudi Arabia had placed a temporary restrictions on Umrah pilgrims to stop the spread of the coronavirus.