A large sector of tourism companies operating in the religious field “Umrah and Hajj” are preparing for the start of the exceptional season for this year, according to what the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced by starting to receive pilgrims from abroad on the first of November, as the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is waiting for the official announcement of Saudi controls to start correspondingly the Egyptian procedures.
In preparation for the start of the season, the Religious Tourism Committee of the Chamber of Tourism Companies, which is run by a business committee, held a meeting with companies to lay the foundations for the new season, before submitting them to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to adopt the regulations for Umrah.
The meeting discussed issues including the non-circulation of visas, limiting it and ending the sale between companies, and everyone is satisfied with what is allocated to him only from the quota that will be decided by the state, which is believed to be in the range of 500 thousand pilgrims, and determining a monthly quota for each contracting company that is not deported under any reason one of the reasons.
The meeting discussed preventing the transfer of supervisors between companies, and it is not permissible to review permanently with a supervisor in another company unless it is registered in your company and a year has passed since its registration, even if it is a recent partner in the company, a year must pass..
The meeting also discussed the precautionary measures for Corona, isolation and spacing so that no injuries occur, reducing bus density and staying in hotels in rooms, and the owners of companies raised the problem of who will bear the quarantine period in the event that any of the pilgrims are injured, and the possibility of placing a condition in the guiding contract between the company and the Umrah that stipulates who bears the cost and that It will be high in another country.
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