Saudi Arabia: Overseas pilgrims can apply for Umrah, prayer, visit permits with applications

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that overseas pilgrims can now apply for permits for Umrah and prayers at the Great Mosque in Mecca, as well as to visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina through approved programs.

The latest move comes in collaboration with Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority “SDAIA” and the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

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Pilgrims visiting from outside the Kingdom can now apply for permits for Umrah and prayer in the Great Mosque, as well as to visit the Prophet’s Mosque via the online applications “Eatmarna & Tawakkalna”.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah stressed that the service will be effective through Eatmarna and Tawakkalna immediately after registration on the Saudi “Quddum” platform.

Last month, the Grand Mosque in the Islamic holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia began operating at full capacity, with worshipers praying shoulder-to-shoulder for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.

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