Pilgrims who came from outside the Kingdom will start performing Umrah on Wednesday at the end of their three-day mandatory quarantine period.
The first batches of foreign pilgrims who came from Indonesia and Pakistan are staying in their hotels in Makkah after their arrival in the Kingdom on Sunday afternoon.
This is in line with the coronavirus precautionary measures and preventive protocols set by the competent authorities while allowing foreign pilgrims to perform Umrah with the beginning of the third phase of the gradual resumption of Umrah service and from Nov. 1 (Sunday).
In the third phase, as many as 20,000 Umrah pilgrims and 60,000 worshipers will be allowed entry to the Grand Mosque in Makkah on a daily basis. The pilgrims will perform their rituals in groups. A total of 32 groups, with each of them comprising 20 pilgrims, will be accommodated in one period of time and there will be six periods of time every day.