Over 6.9m Umrah pilgrims arrive in Kingdom

Saturday, May 25, 2019

RIYADH — As many as 6,964,943 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Press Agency said on Friday quoting the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

In its weekly cumulative indicator, the ministry said the Saudi authorities have so far issued 7,463,259 visas to people intending to perform Umrah.

Of the total 6,964,943 Umrah pilgrims, who arrived in the Kingdom, 6,185,504 arrived at airports, 671,356 via the land crossing points and 108,083 via seaports.

As to the breakdown of arrivals according to nationalities, 1,530,855 Umrah pilgrims arrived from Pakistan, followed by 934,827 from Indonesia, 635,675 from India, 524,728 from Egypt, 353,425 from Algeria, 323,083 from Yemen, 300,517 from Turkey, 269,554 from Malaysia, 268,179 from Iraq, and 194,908 from Jordan.

The Umrah-related initiative is among the main objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, seeking to attract over 30 million Umrah performers by providing them with excellent services to enrich their experience. — SPA


Source: http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/567180