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Saudi Arabia: Tourist visa holders can perform Umrah

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The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has clarified that foreigners who are coming to the Kingdom on tourist visa can perform Umrah after obtaining Umrah permit by completing the procedures on the Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications.

The ministry said that the visit visa holders too could obtain the Umrah permit through completing the registration process on Eatmarna application.

“Opening an account on Eatmarna is possible only after updating the visitor’s immune health status on the Tawakkalna application.

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“Only those who are immune by taking two doses of coronavirus vaccine or completion of 14 days after taking first dose of the vaccine or recovered after infection of coronavirus are entitled to obtain an Umrah visa,” the ministry said.

The aspiring pilgrims can book Umrah packages and make all the payments through around 30 electronic sites and platforms that are available for reservations worldwide.



Saudi Gazette

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