Saudi Arabia Removes age limit for overseas Umrah pilgrims those above 50 Years can also Umrah Packages apply now.
Previously the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia had limited permits for performing Umrah for overseas Muslims to those aged from 18 to 50 years.
Saudi authorities remove age restrictions and have dropped an age limit on overseas Muslims performing Umrah or lesser pilgrimage, a local newspaper has reported.
Earlier the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had limited permits for performing Umrah for overseas Muslims to those aged from 18 to 50 years.
However, Okaz newspaper said that the ministry had scrapped this age limit, allowing Umrah permits for pilgrims coming from abroad for those over 50 years as well.
According to the new Umrah rule, the overseas Muslims umrah Pilgrims under 18 years are still not allowed to perform Umrah. Meanwhile, people aged from 12 and above residing inside Saudi Arabia are able to obtain umrah permits to perform Umrah provided they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has recently launched a service enabling overseas Umrah pilgrims to obtain permits for performing the spirituals in the Grand Mosque in Mecca and prayer in the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in Medina through the health apps Eatmarna and Tawakkalna after registering in the platform, Qudum in an effort to facilitate procedures for them.
Before Umrah travel, All overseas pilgrims are also required to be fully Vaccinated and inoculated against COVID-19 with vaccines recognized in Saudi Arabia and presenting an officially endorsed vaccination certificate to obtain an electronic entry visa via a platform of the Saudi Foreign Ministry of Umrah,
Saudi Arabia eased restrictions against COVID-19, Last month, as the epidemiological situation in the country has stabilized amid a marked decline in infections.
The relaxed measures including ending of distancing for worshippers in the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina where full capacity has been reinstated.
worshippers are required to continue (Mandatory) wearing face masks at both mosques.