Saudi Arabia: 10 million pilgrims since the start of the “safe pilgrimage”

Saudi Arabia: 10 million pilgrims since the start of the “safe pilgrimage”
Saudi Arabia: 10 million pilgrims since the start of the “safe pilgrimage”

Yesterday, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the empowerment and performance of 10 million pilgrims for Umrah since the launch of the safe Umrah model and the gradual return of Umrah, prayers and visits.
Dr. Abdul-Fattah Mashat, Saudi Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah revealed that the ministry began receiving pilgrims and visitors from outside Saudi Arabia since the first of Muharram 1443 AH, as a document of procedures, controls, and requirements regulating the arrival of pilgrims from outside the Kingdom was prepared in coordination with the competent authorities in the Kingdom to ensure their safety and preservation. on their security.
The Deputy Minister stressed the need to attach a certificate of immunization certified by the country of the pilgrim in the justifications for the request to issue a visitor visa for the purpose of Umrah, pointing out that the competent authorities in the Kingdom are constantly updating the list of countries allowed to directly come to the Kingdom based on health indicators, as well as the requirement that vaccines be approved. in the Kingdom.
Mashat added that the Kingdom is witnessing a steady increase in the number of pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom, and the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah provides services to all pilgrims coming from various types of visas “visit and Umrah” by enabling them to book the possible time slots to perform Umrah, prayers and visit, provided they download and register with the Tawakkalna application As well as registering the vaccine on the Muqeem platform 72 hours before coming to the Kingdom, in addition to the possibility of serving them through the care centers of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
The Saudi official explained that the current capacity is 70,000 pilgrims per day, distributed over eight operational periods, noting that Umrah, prayers and visit permits are issued through the “Tawaklena” application, which is technically integrated with the platform “We performed Umrah for individuals, and we performed for business.”
Mashat called for taking the vaccine as a prerequisite for granting permits to those wishing to perform Umrah, pray in the Grand Mosque and visit the Prophet’s Mosque, pointing out that the competent Saudi health authorities have approved the safety of giving the “Corona” virus vaccine to age groups from 12 years and above, and accordingly it has been allowed to grant Permits to perform rituals, prayers and visitation for this age group, provided that they take the vaccine and that the immunization status appears in the “Tawakulna” application.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry mobilized all its efforts to provide service to pilgrims, worshipers and visitors, amid the application of precautionary measures, preventive measures and health protocols that achieve security, safety and human health and prevent the spread of the “Corona” virus and its variants, while seeking within its strategic plan to expand and increase the absorptive capacity in coordination with the operating authorities to reach 3.5 million pilgrims, visitors and worshipers per month.

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