The channel quoted the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah as saying that "the performance of Umrah is available to Muslims around the world." ...
Today, the Saudi News Channel reported that the Kingdom will allow pilgrims from other countries to attend.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has set the conditions governing the reception of pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia, which will be decided within the third phase of the gradual return of Umrah, which begins next Sunday.
The ministry confirmed earlier, that "the Kingdom is honored to start receiving pilgrims from outside the Kingdom for the third phase of the return of Umrah and the gradual visit from the first of next November," according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The Undersecretary for Hajj and Umrah Services, Dr. Amr Al-Maddah, confirmed, in statements, that the mechanism for organizing Umrah for those coming from outside the Kingdom requires specific procedures, including submitting a performance request. Umrah with full personal and health data, up to a maximum of 50 people for one group of permitted countries. And the need for an external agent or marketer for the available Umrah packages, the component of high-quality integrated Umrah packages and booking trips according to supply and demand from each country.
He stressed that the operational model is based on a classification of the preventive procedures and requirements of the countries from which the pilgrims come, the absorptive capacity of Umrah abroad, the organization of the arrival of pilgrims in the form of groups, and the marketing platforms available to purchase services.