Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Tuesday announced the Umrah Policy 2020. According to the PIA spokesperson, an Umrah policy has been announced for Jeddah and Madinah from Pakistan which will remain in force till December 31, 2020.
He said that the return fare of economy class from Karachi would be Rs. 73,529 excluding tax and the fare of economy class from other cities excluding tax would be Rs. 78,324.
According to the spokesperson, additional 5 liters of Zam Zam water will also be allowed to carry with luggage. According to the new Umrah Policy a group must have at least 10 passengers. In addition to this, PIA also started group booking for Umrah.
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On Monday, Umrah pilgrims from abroad in Saudi Arabia prayed at the Prophet’s Mosque after eight months of closure due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The management of Masjid Nabavi has made very effective arrangements to ensure the safety of all worshipers and Umrah pilgrims.
All corridors, floors, and doors are being sanitized in a modern way by the management of Masjid Nabavi. The sanitizer is also being used in an environmentally friendly manner.
The fence surrounding Holy Kaaba and Black Stone will remain unchanged, stopping pilgrims from touching them.
The disinfecting process in Majid al-haram takes place ten times a day. The quarantine rooms are also prepared for international visitors.
Since the Umrah season commenced in Saudi Arabia, the administration has arranged for the transportation of 920,000 worshipers and 480,000 Umrah pilgrims.
Moreover, GACA has also given the necessary measures for the airline to function. It will be the foremost priority of the airline to implement strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These SOPs will be strictly followed for all the pilgrims coming to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It should be noted that after the suspension of flight operations in the country was enforced, this is the very first time that foreign airlines have been permitted to arrive in the KSA.