Saudi Arabia: How many faithful performed Umrah till now amid COVID-19?

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

22nd Oct, 2020. 12:51 pm
Saudi Arabia

As many as 125,000 pilgrims have performed the Umrah, practicing social distancing, since the restart of the Umrah this month under a gradual plan.

Saudi Ministry of the Hajj and Umrah disclosed that the 125,000 pilgrims performed Umrah until now, with strictly following health protocols provided to curb the spread of the dread virus. The faithful practice of social distancing while praying around the Holy Kaaba.

According to the Minister, Muslims abroad will be allowed to go to Saudi Arabia to perform the Umrah as of November 1, after a suspension of around eight months.

On October 4, Saudi Arabia set into motion a phased plan resuming the Umrah after suspension of about seven months prompted by the spread of the new coronavirus.

First Phase

The first phase got off the ground with limited numbers of pilgrims from inside Saudi Arabia amid a raft of precautions against the novel coronavirus.

Second Phase

However, the second went into effect on Sunday, allowing about 40,000 worshippers and 15,000 pilgrims per day into the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

General Requirements Of Online VISA:

1. You should have your original passport with you
2. A Scanned copy of your ID card
3. 2 Passport size photos with the blue background
4. Last but not least the biometric receipt

The Procedure For Getting Online Umrah Visa In Pakistan:

First of all, you have to fill your online Umrah form with all the personal details required. Then wait for a call from the Saudi Embassy for your visa approval.

1.You have to attach two passport size digital copy of your photo with a blue background with your online form, for women pilgrims, it is necessary to get their picture taken in the scarf.

2.You have to attach a scanned copy of Your Pakistani national CNIC.

3.Before the submission of your online application, you should check that your passport should have validity for over 8 months.

4.Those Pakistani who have international nationality should provide a copy of their original NICOP. If a female is going for the journey it is men datary that she will travel with her husband, brother, or father (Mahram).

5.A lady who is above 45 years age does not have this obligation of Mahram. She can travel alone.

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