Saudi Arabia

Saudi: Entry to Holy Sites Without Permit During Pilgrimage Banned

The Saudi authorities have banned entry  to the holy sites of Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat is prohibited without a permit, starting from July 19 until August 2.

The Ministry of Interior announced the new measures as part of  continuing efforts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

A ministry’s official source said that violators caught in breach of the regulations would be fined 10,000 Riyals, to be doubled if repeated.

The source called on all citizens and residents to abide by the instructions regarding Hajj season this year, stressing that security men will start their duties in all roads leading to the holy sites to prevent entry without a permit during the specified period.


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