Saudi Arabia reveals plans for Umrah when it resumes

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The start of Umrah in Saudi Arabia will be a three phase process each of which will be having a specific capacity and under continuous supervision, similar to the standards enforced during the Hajj this year.

The Interior Ministry last week announced the gradual resumption of Umrah and visits to the two Holy Mosques with a limited number of pilgrims from October 4th. In the first phase of resumption, a total of 6,000 pilgrims will be admitted per day. Perform the ritual in 12 groups of 500 pilgrims each

The Saudi Minister for Haj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammed Saleh Benten said, “The ministry is here to help the pilgrim.”

He also suppressed rumors about the kingdom charging fees for booking time slots, according to the news agency.

The news agency said the minister said that in order to meet pilgrims’ needs, every step will be computerized using AI. The Ministry of Haj and Umrah is launching a new Umrah application, Eatmarna, on Sunday. This will help implement health standards in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and make it easier for pilgrims to book their Umrah, subject to authorities approving.

According to the Emirate of Makkah, up to 16,000 Saudis and expatriates have registered for the Umrah pilgrimage in the first hours after the Umrah app launched on Sunday.

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