The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah confirmed that age groups could obtain Umrah permits for domestic pilgrims from 12-18 years old, with the stipulation of receiving “two doses” of immunization, with the start of the Umrah season starting today. More than 13,000 permits were issued for this age group; To enable them to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Abdul-Fattah bin Suleiman Mashat, explained that the issuance of permits for Umrah is through the two applications “Umrah and Trust Us”, amid an integrated system of services and preventive measures, taken for the safety and health of those wishing to perform the rituals of Umrah and visit.
His Excellency indicated that the ministry worked, in coordination with other concerned authorities, before the start of the Umrah season 1443 AH, to put in place executive mechanisms and create a safe and easy environment for the pilgrims throughout their journey to achieve security, safety and human health, calling for the need to adhere to the organizational plans and health procedures established by the ministry in cooperation with the competent authorities. For the safety of the pilgrims and those serving them and to prevent the spread of the Corona virus and its variants, and the need to obtain a Umrah permit through the “Tawaklena wa Umrah” applications.