Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

5 Apr 2021

Saudi Arabia expands capacity, allows Umrah for vaccinated pilgrims in Ramadan

JEDDAH: Only pilgrims and worshippers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from coronavirus will be allowed into the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Monday. Umrah permits and visit permits for the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will increase operational capacity during the month of Ramadan,

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4 Apr 2021

App helps 66k pilgrims reserve electric cars in Makkah

An app from the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has helped 66,367 pilgrims and visitors to reserve electric vehicles and carts so they can perform Tawaf and Saee between Safa and Marwah at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

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