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Saudi Arabia allows the performance of “Umrah” for those coming to the Kingdom with all types of visas


The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced the possibility of performing Umrah for holders of all types of visas and those coming from all countries of the world for the purpose of tourism and visits, in addition to those coming to the Kingdom who have obtained visas from the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Schengen countries, during their stay in the Kingdom.

The ministry said in a statement reported by the Saudi Press Agency “SPA” that this comes within the framework of efforts to facilitate the procedures for the arrival of pilgrims to perform the Umrah rituals, to provide all services with high quality and to enrich the cultural and religious experience of pilgrims in accordance with the objectives of the programs of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The Ministry pointed out that the “Maqam” platform, in cooperation with a number of approved tourism companies and agencies, allows the possibility of obtaining an Umrah visa for pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom, and choosing the package of services available on one of the approved electronic platforms through the link:

She noted that the “Spirit of Saudi Arabia” platform provides multiple electronic facilities to issue an electronic visa to visit the Kingdom to perform the Umrah ritual, visit the Prophet’s Mosque, and design the Umrah package according to the needs of the applicant via the website:

She explained that those who issued immediate visas upon their arrival at a Saudi airport, among the countries eligible for electronic visas, and guests of Allah, who hold visas from the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Schengen countries, can perform the Umrah ritual with ease and ease, provided that it is used once, and that it bears an entry stamp from the state. exporting.

She indicated that those who have obtained a family visit visa and a personal visit can perform Umrah with ease by booking an appointment through the “Umrahna” application during their visit to the Kingdom, by applying on the unified national platform for visas.

The ministry said that it is required to perform Umrah to obtain comprehensive health insurance for visitors, which includes coverage of treatment costs for infection with the “Corona” virus, personal accidents that result in death or disability, flight delay or cancellation, and other matters.