Over 2.3m Umrah visas issued in four months

Friday, December 27, 2019

The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has issued a total of 2.37 million Umrah visas in four months since the season started, a weekly statistical report said.

A total of 1,938,991 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom of whom 1,559,764 have left after completing their Umrah rituals and praying at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.

It said 495,270 have come from Pakistan, 443,879 from Indonesia and 262,887 from India.

Malaysia with 116,335 pilgrims came in the fourth place in the number of the guests of Allah while Egypt occupied the fifth place with 104,820 pilgrims.

The ministry said 78,512 pilgrims have come from Turkey, 80,238 from Algeria, 73,142 from Bangladesh, 46,370 from the United Arab Emirates and 32,011 from Jordan.

The Ministry of Haj and Umrah launched its Inaya (care) centers to provide comprehensive and diverse services to pilgrims.

These centers contribute to the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and improve the pilgrims’ experience.

The centers are available in the areas where pilgrims congregate in Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah.

Pilgrims, those organizing their affairs, or Haj and Umrah services companies will be able to finalize their procedures in the centers through self-service systems or by directly contacting the centers’ qualified Saudi employees.


Source: http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/585819/SAUDI-ARABIA/Over-23m-Umrah-visas-issued-in-four-months