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Saudi: No Umrah permit for vaccinated domestic pilgrims aged above 70

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has clarified that Umrah permits will not be issued for domestic pilgrims above the age of 70, irrespective of their Covid-19 vaccination status.

The ministry also clarified that taking a Covid-19 vaccination is not a prerequisite to obtain Umrah permits.

“What is required is applying for the permit through the ministry’s Eatmarna application, apart from proving the health status of no coronavirus infection through the Tawakkalna application.

The ministry said recently that vaccination against Covid-19 is mandatory for those wishing to perform Hajj this year.


Saudi Gazette

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