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

CORONAVIRUS ALELRT | Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry For Umrah Pilgrimage, Tourism And Coronavirus

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended foreigners’ entry for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourism from countries where the new coronavirus has spread, as a growing number of cases outside China deepened fears of a pandemic. The kingdom, which hosts the two holiest sites of Islam in Mecca and Medina, welcomes millions of Muslim visitors … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALELRT | Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry For Umrah Pilgrimage, Tourism And Coronavirus