Limiting Umrah and Prayers in the Two Holy Mosques to those who are immune in two doses


The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia stressed that the issuance of permits to perform Umrah and prayers in the Grand Mosque and to visit the Mosque of the Prophet, peace be upon him, is restricted to vaccinated people who have received two doses of the Corona virus vaccine approved in Saudi Arabia, and the cases excluded from taking the vaccine, as shown by the “Tawakkalna” application.

And she stated in a statement today that this step comes out of the keenness of the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on the health of pilgrims, worshipers and visitors in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, and in accordance with the instructions of the Ministry of Health regarding the implementation of preventive protocols to prevent infection with the Corona virus.

The Ministry indicated that this decision is effective starting from six o’clock in the morning tomorrow, Sunday, Rabi’ Al-Awwal 4, 1443 AH, corresponding to October 10, 2021 AD, explaining that the pilgrims who have completed the reservation and issuance of a permit to perform the rituals of Umrah, prayer or visit and issued it without completing the two vaccination doses, the holders of those Urgent permits to take the second dose 48 hours before the date of the permit to avoid cancellation, knowing that appointments are available to take and complete the vaccine doses at the vaccination centers throughout the Kingdom.

The Ministry indicated that all precautionary and preventive measures related to the epidemic are subject to continuous evaluation by the Public Health Authority (Weqaya), according to the developments in the epidemiological situation.


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