Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

30 May 2021

Ministry completes preparations to hold founding assemblies of Hajj Establishments

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has completed all preparations for the holding of the founding assemblies of the Arbab Al-Tawaif (Hajj) Establishments as per the plans to restructure these nine institutions and transform them into public holding companies with the aim of enhancing their conduct and upgrade the services to pilgrims in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.

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29 May 2021

Travelers from 11 countries allowed entry into Kingdom

Saudi Arabia will allow the entry of travelers from 11 countries starting from May 30, following a suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. This list of the countries include the UAE, Germany, US, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, France, and Japan, with the condition if implementation institutional quarantine procedures upon their arrival to the Kingdom.

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29 May 2021

Hajj smart card wins Makkah Excellence Award

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has won the Makkah Award of Excellence in Hajj and Umrah services for its efforts during the pandemic and the steps it took to introduce innovative technology systems aimed at facilitating the procedures for pilgrims, including the Hajj smart card.

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