Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah canceled its earlier instructions to impose a gap of 15 days between the performance of two Umrah pilgrimages.
Saudi Arabia’s Haj Umrah Pilgrimage Authority says, “Any pilgrimage can now book an appointment to perform Umrah Pilgrimage just after the expiry of an active Umrah permit through Eatmarna or Tawakkalna applications“.
Recently, the Saudi ministry had set a gap of 15 days between the issuance of two Umrah pilgrimage permits for pilgrims of all aged groups. A pilgrim who obtained a permit to perform Umrah pilgrimage can now book an appointment for a Second Umrah Pilgrimage at the end of the specified 15-days period after the performance of the first Umrah pilgrimage.
The Saudi Haj ministry earlier clarified that it was not possible to get a permit for prayers at the Grand Mosque for more than 24 hours. But, now, worshippers/pilgrims could apply for a second permit immediately after the expiry of the validity of the first permit.
The new indications came in the wake of the government decision to ease coronavirus-related precautionary measures, allowing the performance of Umrah pilgrimage and prayers at the Two Holy Mosques and visit Al Rawda Sharif at the Prophet’s Mosque to their full capacity effective from October 17, 2021.
Only Umrah pilgrims and worshipers who have aged at least 12 or above and have an immune health status on their Tawakkalna application after completing vaccines against COVID-19 will be allowed to perform Umrah and prayers at the Two Holy Mosques.