News 24 | A spokesman for “Hajj and Umrah” clarifies the conditions and procedures for performing Umrah for those coming from outside the Kingdom


Hajj and UmrahA spokesman for the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Hisham Saeed, confirmed that the Kingdom decided to allow Umrah for those coming from outside the Kingdom, starting from the first of the next month of Muharram, indicating the most important conditions for performing Umrah for Umrah performers abroad.

Saeed said, during a telephone interview on the “Good Morning Egypt” program on the “first” channel, that the process of booking Umrah visas and booking packages that include accommodation, housing, transportation and subsistence, started since the day before yesterday (Sunday), so that those who wish to perform Umrah can enter Kingdom with the beginning of the month of Muharram Hijri.

He explained that the most important conditions for performing Umrah for those coming from outside the Kingdom are to be at least 18 years old, in addition to obtaining the Corona virus vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Authority, which are 4 vaccines: “Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna.”

He pointed out that due to the conditions of the pandemic, direct entry to the Kingdom from some countries is still suspended, but it is possible to come through another permitted country, after spending 14 days in it and verifying medical examinations.

And he indicated that these conditions are aimed at preserving human health so that when the pilgrim arrives in the Kingdom and returns to his country, he is healthy and safe, and public safety inside and outside the Kingdom, noting that the Food and Drug General Authority is following studies in order to discuss additions to other vaccines for Corona in the Kingdom.

He pointed out that the plans and mechanisms developed by the Kingdom contributed to the success of the last Hajj season, in addition to the full commitment to precautionary and preventive measures by pilgrims, whether citizens or expatriates, as the main plans depended on preventing infection or the spread of the virus.


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