India Umrah Travel demand increase as saudi arabia scraps all covid19 and Institutional Quarantine
Indian Muslim Worshippers are eager to perform Umrah after two years Since 2019 of Covid-19 restrictions.
Umrah Pilgrims in the India have been counting down the days to visit Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah Rituals.
Now, following the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s decision to ease Covid-19 restrictions , worshippers in the India are expressing their happiness at being able to travel and Perform Umrah & offer their prayers.
Hajj Umrah 2022 No Quarantine Needed for All Arrival Pilgrims.
MAKKAH: The Ministry of Interior has lifted most Precautionary Measures against spread of COVID-19 ahead of Ramadan 2022 and increase in Umrah Pilgrims.
- No Institutional Quarantine for All Umrah Guests Arriving Saudi Arabia.
- No Social Distancing and Physical Distancing in all Mosques in the Kingdom including the Two Holy Mosques
- Abolishment of Institutional Quarantine and submission of PCR tests for those coming to the Kingdom from outside.
- Removal of 10 Day waiting period between Umrah Permits
- Lifting of Flight Suspension from 17 countries including Afghanistan, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana , Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauritius, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, Comoros, Nigeria and Ethiopia
Few Mandatory requirements remain in place such as to appear “Immune” on Tawakalana (Vaccinated against COVID-19) to enter the Two Holy Mosques after obtaining the required permits (Umrah and Prayers in Rawdah only) through Eatmarna or Tawakalana , However children under 5 years of age may be allowed to enter the courtyards of the Two Holy Mosque.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah 2022 announced on Saturday that there is no need for obtaining permit and taking appointment to perform prayer at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
The new decision means that worshipers can pray at the Two Holy Mosques and visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him) without the need to issue any permits.
The ministry announced that issuing permits will still be applied to perform Umrah and pray at Al-Rawdah Sharifa.
“Showing the immune health status on the Tawakkalna application is the only prerequisite to enter and perform prayer at the Two Holy Mosques,” the ministry said
Saudi Arabia Removes Institutional Quarantine for all Fully Vaccinated Arrival Guests Including India
Saudi Arabia ended and Remove on Saturday all coronavirus restrictions in the country including following social distance and wearing masks outdoor.
As per the Saudi GACA Report – Saudi Arabia Institutional Quarantine is no longer needed for All Arrival guests , Coming from, India , Pakistan ,Bangladesh or any other Countries, But Guests must be fully Vaccinated.
It will also end social distancing in the Two Holy Mosques and all mosques in the Kingdom but worshipers still have to wear masks. It is not mandatory to wear masks at open places, but required to wear masks indoors.
The new decisions announced by an official source at the ministry of interior will come into force starting from Saturday March. 5, 2022. It also suspended social distancing measures at all closed and open places, activities and events.
Also, the country will no longer require travelers to undergo mandatory COVID-19 quarantine upon arrival to the kingdom. Passengers will also no longer need to provide a PCR test upon their arrival.
All arrivals to the Kingdom on visit visas of all kinds required to get an insurance that covers the costs of treatment from coronavirus infection.
The Kingdom lifted the suspension of direct flights and arrival to the Kingdom from the following countries (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi, Mauritius, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, United Republic of Comoros, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Afghanistan).
The source stressed the importance of continuing to complete the implementation of the national plan for immunization, which includes taking the booster dose, and applying procedures to verify health status in the “Tawakkalna” application to enter facilities, activities, events, planes and public transportation.
The source explained that the measures taken above are subject to continuous evaluation by the competent health authorities in the Kingdom, according to the developments in the epidemiological situation.