According to a statement issued by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the two-year ban on attending the two holy shrines due to the corona virus has been lifted.
A statement on the social networking site Twitter said that the requirement of Corona vaccine, PCR test and quarantine has now been abolished for Umrah pilgrims and others coming to Saudi Arabia.
According to Saudi officials, individuals coming to Saudi Arabia will now be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia without being vaccinated.
According to officials, consultations are underway regarding the number of pilgrims in Hajj, which will be announced soon.
On the other hand, according to the Saudi newspaper ‘The Saudi Gazette’, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has announced that the Corona virus vaccination certificate is no longer required for the entry of travelers in the country.
The Saudi Ministry of Health says all major restrictions on travelers to the kingdom have been lifted following the outbreak of the epidemic Code 19.
According to the Saudi Ministry of Health, these restrictions include mandatory submission of a vaccination certificate, negative report of PCR or antigen test before entering or leaving the country, and quarantine restrictions at a quarantine center or home.
The Saudi Ministry of Health has decided to lift the ban on positive coronavirus cases after a sharp decline in the number of positive cases to less than 4% and vaccination rates for citizens 12 years and older to reach 99%. Declared
It should be noted that 2 years ago, due to epidemic diseases, code 19 vaccine, PCR test and quarantine conditions were imposed on the citizens coming for Hajj, Umrah and other purposes.
In March 2020, Saudi Arabia initially announced a daily closure of the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah and the Masjid al-Nabawi in Madinah from one hour after Isha prayers to one hour before Fajr prayers.
Later, on March 21, Saudi officials closed the doors of other mosques, including the Prophet’s Mosque, to ordinary worshipers due to the corona virus, taking steps to reduce the number of mosques during Friday and five-hour prayers.
“For the first time in 40 years, Umrah has been stopped, and all mosques in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf have been closed for prayers,” he said.
The Saudi government also announced the suspension of Ramadan Itikaf in Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi in 2020.
The government had announced the opening of Masjid-e-Nabawi to the public in stages on May 30, 2020, but the number was limited.
In addition, due to the Corona virus, Hajj 2020 and 2021 were also performed with limited number of pilgrims and Corona restrictions.