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Saudi Arabia announces the abolition of the requirement of vaccination to perform Umrah
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The Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for Foreign Relations and Information, Muhammad Nasser Al-Mutairi, said that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a number of instructions accompanying the implementation of the decision to lift the precautionary measures in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque

The Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for Foreign Relations and Information, Muhammad Nasser Al-Mutairi, said that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a number of instructions accompanying the implementation of the decision to lift the precautionary measures in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, noting that “the most important developments include canceling prayer permits in the Grand Mosque. And permits to visit the Prophet and his two companions, may God be pleased with them, and to continue issuing permits to perform Umrah .

And Al-Mutairi continued, in a statement, “In addition to the need to note the suspension of the application of social distancing measures in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, the continuation of the obligation to wear a muzzle while present in them, and the abolition of the requirement to submit a negative result for an approved (PCR) examination or an approved examination for Corona virus antigens.”

He pointed out that «the verification of the immunization status for entry to the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque for all guests of the Most Merciful has been canceled and the requirement to register immunization data to obtain a Umrah permit in the event of coming from outside the Kingdom, meaning that vaccination is not required to perform Umrah. The requirement of institutional quarantine and home quarantine for pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom has also been abolished.