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Saudi: Foreign pilgrims aged 12 and above allowed to perform Umrah

Saudi Arabia announced that foreign pilgrims aged 12 years and above will be allowed to enter the Kingdom and perform Umrah, thus scraping its earlier decision to allow only foreign pilgrims at the age of 18 or above to perform the pilgrimage.

All the citizens and residents in the Kingdom, as well as citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and foreign pilgrims at the age of 12 and above, will obtain a permit to perform Umrah, prayer at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and Al-Rawdah Al-Sharif at Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah and visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Foreigners aged 12 and above who come under various types of visas can apply to obtain the permit with the condition that their health status shall be immune on the Tawakkalna application.


Saudi Gazette

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