Umrah permits remain mandatory after Ramadan

Monday, April 24, 2023

MAKKAH — The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has confirmed that the condition of obtaining a permit to perform the Umrah remains mandatory for pilgrims after Ramadan.

Pilgrims who seek to perform the Umrah rituals need to issue the permit from Nusuk app or Tawakkalna app, provided that they are not infected with COVID-19, or contacted someone infected with the coronavirus.

The Ministry stated that Umrah pilgrims will be able to move between Makkah and Madinah and all around the Saudi cities upon their stay.

It is worth mentioning that the Ministry had earlier set the 10th of Shawwal as the last date for domestic pilgrims to pay the third and final installment of their Hajj reservation.

The final installment amounts 40% from the fees specified for the packages that were approved during this Hajj season.

The Ministry said that the reservation’s status will be confirmed when completing all the installments in its specified times.

It noted that the reservation will be canceled if the installments are not completed.

The issuance of the official permits will start on the 15th of Shawwal, corresponding to May 5, the Ministry confirmed.