Riyadh: Great news for Muslims, Saudi Arabia has announced to resume Umrah in stages from Sunday, October 4.
The first phase will begin on Sunday, October 4. At this stage, Saudi nationals and expatriates from within the country will be allowed to perform Umrah.
Six thousand Umrah pilgrims will be given the opportunity to go to Masjid-ul-Haram daily. Hygiene measures will be strictly enforced on this occasion.
The second phase will begin on October 18, 2020. Under which Saudi citizens and resident foreigners will be allowed to perform Umrah, pilgrimage and prayers. 15,000 Umrah pilgrims and 40,000 people will be able to offer prayers in Masjid-ul-Haram daily.
Security measures will be taken on this occasion. In addition, worshipers will be allowed to go up to 75% of the capacity of Masjid-e-Nabavi.
The third phase will begin on November 1, 2020. During this time, Saudi citizens and foreigners inside and outside the kingdom will be allowed to perform Umrah, pilgrimage and prayers.
Under the fourth phase, Saudi citizens, expatriates and foreigners will be fully allowed to perform Umrah, pilgrimage and prayers. This permission will be given only after the relevant authorities decide to eliminate the threat of the epidemic.
Permission for Umrah and pilgrimage from abroad will be given gradually. Umrah and pilgrimage visas will be issued to residents of countries where the Ministry of Health will rule that the health risks associated with the Corona epidemic have been eliminated.