BREAKING NEWS | 250,000 Umrah Pilgrims To Be Allowed In Second Phase

RIAYDH | SAUDI ARABIA – As many as 250,000 domestic pilgrims will be allowed to perform Umrah in the second phase as part of the gradual resumption of the pilgrimage and visits to the Two Holy Mosques from Sunday. (Oct.18). Worshipers will also be permitted to visit Rawdah Sharif and the old mosque area at … More BREAKING NEWS | 250,000 Umrah Pilgrims To Be Allowed In Second Phase

HEALTH | No Virus Cases As Saudi Arabia Successfully Resumes Umrah

JEDDHA – The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah declared on Sunday the success of the first day of the Umrah pilgrimage, which was resumed some seven months after it was suspended due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. No infections or health violations were reported on the first day of the resumption of the pilgrimage … More HEALTH | No Virus Cases As Saudi Arabia Successfully Resumes Umrah

BREAKING NEWS | Makkah’s Grand Mosque To Receive Umrah Pilgrims On Sunday

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Makkah’s Grand Mosque will see the return of Umrah pilgrims on Sunday for the first time since the pilgrimage was temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus, with the exception of Hajj. Pilgrims will gather at allocated since in Makkah including Ajyad, Al-Shasha, Al-Gazzah and Al-Zahir, and will be transported to … More BREAKING NEWS | Makkah’s Grand Mosque To Receive Umrah Pilgrims On Sunday

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

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

TRAVEL ALERT | PIA Allowed To Operate Flights To Saudi Arabia Till 17th

RIYADH – On the request of Pakistan, the authorities in Saudi Arabia have allowed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to bring back passengers and Umrah pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia till March 17. The PIA can send its aircraft to Jeddah and Medina only  for the purpose of bringing back those stranded in Saudi Arabia. A … More TRAVEL ALERT | PIA Allowed To Operate Flights To Saudi Arabia Till 17th

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Turkey Quarantines Thousands Of Pilgrims Returning From Saudi Arabia

ISTAMBUL – Thousands of Muslims returning to Turkey from a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia were being taken into quarantine on Sunday due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Turkish officials said. Television pictures showed buses transporting pilgrims along the highway from Ankara’s airport to the city as part of an operation to place … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Turkey Quarantines Thousands Of Pilgrims Returning From Saudi Arabia

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Extends Pilgrimage Suspension To Its Own Citizens

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia expanded a rare freeze on pilgrimages to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina by foreigners to also include Saudi citizens and residents due to concerns about the new coronavirus, state news agency SPA reported. Riyadh reported its first case of the flu-like disease on Monday and … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Extends Pilgrimage Suspension To Its Own Citizens

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Restrict Entry For Gulf Citizens, Residents – SPA

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday barred citizens and residents of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from entering the kingdom for 14 days after returning from outside the region due to coronavirus concerns, state news agency. Travelers coming from any fellow GCC states – the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Restrict Entry For Gulf Citizens, Residents – SPA

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry For Umrah, Pilgrimage, Tourism Amid Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry For Umrah, Pilgrimage, Tourism Amid Coronavirus RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended arrivals by foreigners for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourists from some two dozen countries where the new coronavirus has spread, as a growing nuber of cases depended fears of pandemic. The step comes ahead of … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry For Umrah, Pilgrimage, Tourism Amid Coronavirus