Saudi Arabia Tightens COVID – 19 Measures In Mecca

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia on Thursday reimposed social distancing measures at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, after recording the highest number of COVID – 19 infections in months. Workers have returned floor markings removed on October 17 to guide people to social distance in and around the Grand … More Saudi Arabia Tightens COVID – 19 Measures In Mecca

Saudi Arabia: Overseas Pilgrims Can Apply For Umrah, Prayer, Visit Permits Via Apps

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia announced Sunday that overseas pilgrims can now apply for permits for Umrah and prayers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, as well as for visiting the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina via approved apps. The latest move comes in cooperation with Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority ‘SDAIA’ and the Ministry of … More Saudi Arabia: Overseas Pilgrims Can Apply For Umrah, Prayer, Visit Permits Via Apps

Saudi Arabia Allows Capacity At Mecca’s Grand Mosque As COVID – 19 Rules Eased

PARIS, France – The Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia operated at full capacity on Sunday, with worshippers praying shoulder – to – shoulder for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. This comes after Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry approved easing the country’s strict COVID – 19 precautionary … More Saudi Arabia Allows Capacity At Mecca’s Grand Mosque As COVID – 19 Rules Eased

Saudi Arabia Bars Foreign Travellers From Haj Over COVID – 19

Saudi Arabia has restricted the annual Haj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents for the second year running in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the state Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. Only people aged between 18 and 65 who have been vaccinated or immunised against the virus, and are free of chronic … More Saudi Arabia Bars Foreign Travellers From Haj Over COVID – 19

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Allows Citizen residents to perform prayers in Al –Haram Mosque: State TV

Saudi Arabia allowed its citizens and residents inside the kingdom to perform prayers in one of the most holy religious site in Islam, Al-Haram mosque in Mecca, for the first time in seven month, state television reported early on Sunday. Earlier this month Saudi Arabia allowed citizens and residents to perform the Umrah pilgrimage at … More BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Allows Citizen residents to perform prayers in Al –Haram Mosque: State TV

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus

RIYAHD | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only ‘very limited numbers’ of people will be allowed to perform the annual Hajj Pilgrimage that traditionally draws around 2 million people from around the world. The kingdom’s Ministry of Hajj only people of various nationalities already residing in the country … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia, UAE Mosques To Stay Closed For Eid Prayers

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, Saudi and United Arab Emirates officials said on Friday, calling on the population to adhere to safety guidelines to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Eid, which marks the end of the holy fasting month Ramadan, may … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia, UAE Mosques To Stay Closed For Eid Prayers

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Enforces 24-Hour Daily Curfew In Mecca, Medina

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Ministry Of Interior Has Implement a 24 – hour curfew in the cities of Mecca and Medina until further notice to limit the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA tweeted. Residents will be allowed to leave their houses for medical care and food supplies in their respective … More BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Enforces 24-Hour Daily Curfew In Mecca, Medina

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Minister Tells Muslims To Wait On Making Haj Plans: State TV

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia is urging Muslims to wait before making plans to attend the annual haj pilgrimage until is more clarity about the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the kingdom’s minister for Haj and Umrah said on Tuesday. Some 2.5 million pilgrims usually flock to the holiest sites of Islam in Mecca and … More BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Minister Tells Muslims To Wait On Making Haj Plans: State TV

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Orders Lockdown in Riyadh, Mecca, Medina

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Residents in Saudi Arabia are banned from entering or exiting Riyadh, Mecca and Medina, as of Thursday, according to new coronavirus prevention measures approved by King Salman bin Abdulazizi. King Salman also approved a measure that bans residents in the Kingdom’s 12 regions from traveling between different areas. In a … More BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Orders Lockdown in Riyadh, Mecca, Medina