The first batch of pilgrims to arrive from outside Saudi Arabia...

The first batch of pilgrims to arrive from outside Saudi Arabia … and the duration of their stay is 10 days

The Two Holy Mosques Affairs calls for adherence to the precautionary measures


Sunday – 15 Rabi` Al-Awal 1442 AH – 01 November 2020 AD Issue No. [
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The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah confirmed the readiness of the work system to receive pilgrims at all points of contact on the pilgrimage trip (Middle East)

Riyadh: «Middle East»

Today begins the third phase for Saudi Arabia to complete the stages of returning to perform Umrah gradually in the Grand Mosque, which is to allow the pilgrims from outside and inside the Kingdom to perform the visit and prayers, in the midst of a package of strict precautionary measures to preserve the health and safety of the pilgrims, with a capacity of up to 20 thousand pilgrims per day, And 60,000 worshipers, and 19,500 visitors.
The first plane carrying pilgrims from abroad arrives at King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah today, coming from Indonesia. Dr. Abdel-Fattah Mashat, the Saudi Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah, had pointed out in an interview with “Asharq Al-Awsat” that the seats specified for pilgrims from outside the Kingdom are estimated at 10,000 seats per day, out of the total numbers allowed to perform the rites.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah clarified, through its own account “Beneficiary Services” on “Twitter”, that the period of stay inside the Kingdom for those coming to perform Umrah from abroad is 10 days, in its response to one of the inquiries about the period of stay for those coming from abroad to perform Umrah. She added that the period that had been made available for reservations, since the application of “Aumrah” was launched, is until the end of next December only.
The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques called on pilgrims coming from abroad to adhere to the precautionary measures in the Two Holy Mosques in order to preserve their health and safety.
Sheikh Dr. Abd al-Rahman al-Sudais, General President for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet, affirmed that the presidency is working to create an ideal atmosphere, and to activate health, guidance and directive plans to ensure that the pilgrims and worshipers perform their worship easily and easily, in accordance with the aspirations of the Saudi leadership, stressing the importance of adhering to the precautionary measures and preventive measures to ensure The safety of pilgrims and worshipers in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque from the Corona virus, based on the objectives of Islamic law, which call for preserving the human soul, warding off evil and bringing interests.
The pilgrims were received at the airport, according to the plan that was implemented by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and the concerned authorities, and they were transported by dedicated buses to hotels in Makkah, of which 10 percent of the operating capacity was allocated to hotels eligible to accommodate pilgrims to put isolation cases, estimated at 3 days. Or, for suspected cases before moving in any direction, to find out the latest medical developments and the condition of the pilgrim.
According to the plan of the third phase for internal and external Umrah performers, the number of one group will reach 3300 pilgrims, of whom approximately 1666 are from abroad, and each group will have 3 hours to perform Umrah rituals to ensure the implementation of the procedures, by entering through the Umrah gathering centers established by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in direct coordination with the Presidency The General Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Health, so that the promotion is carried out according to the approved times of the application of “Umrah.”
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had announced the readiness of the work system to receive pilgrims during all points of contact in the pilgrimage trip, starting from his country through his arrival through the specified outlets, and implementing programs for pilgrims’ movements after completing the arrival procedures, and during their performance of the rituals, as the ministry set standards and controls For all service providers and Umrah companies to ensure the application of the highest precautionary and preventive measures approved by the Ministry of Health.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, coinciding with the announcement of the arrival of the first trips of pilgrims coming from abroad, called on pilgrims to protect themselves and their families, by adhering to the precautionary and preventive measures approved by the competent authorities in the Kingdom.
Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimin, Secretary-General of the Organization, said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in its capacity as the unifying voice of the Islamic world, congratulates Muslims around the world for the return of Umrah and the visit after temporarily suspending them, in a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the new Corona virus (Covid-19), and calls on them to maintain their safety. By following all health instructions and guidelines.
The Secretary-General praised the work system, which announced its readiness, and the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to receive pilgrims and preserve human health, adding that the organization appreciates all preventive measures and protocols taken by official authorities in order to preserve the health and safety of the guests of Rahman, under the directives of the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, And his Crown Prince, Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

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