October 2021 Umrah Capacity of pilgrims raised to 100,000 daily.

Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Thursday that capacity of Umrah pilgrims has been raised to 100,000 on a daily basis.

The daily capacity of worshipers, who will be allowed to perform Umrah & prayers at the Grand Mosque has also been increased to 60,000.

The ministry’s announcement coincides with this decision to allow domestic pilgrims above the age of 70 years to perform Umrah for the first time since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

With this, all travelers & Umrah Groups Pilgrims from the age of 12 and above can perform Umrah in 2021 or Umrah in 2022 ,only if they are fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

Those Travelers or Umrah Pilgrims between the ages of 12 and 18 and above, age of 70 must be immune by two doses of vaccinations while there are exemptions for pilgrims in other age groups to perform Umrah and prayer at the Grand Mosque if they are immune by one dose of vaccine or recovered from infection of coronavirus.

Ministry noted that the increase in the capacity of pilgrims will be strictly in compliance with the precautionary measures and preventive protocols to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Pilgrims and worshipers can book appointment for permit to perform Umrah and prayer at the Grand Mosque through the Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications.

The below List of Approved Vaccines by the Government of Saudi Arabia

They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Covishield), AstraZeneca, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac before departure, or vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days before departure.