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Umrah resumes for international pilgrims from August

Saudia Arabia has announced the reopening of Umrah for international pilgrims from 1st Muharram 1443 (August 10) after the success of Hajj 2021.

Haramain Sharifain tweeted that the eligibility and
requirements change frequently due to evolving circumstances surrounding
COVID-19.

Some new rules have been set for pilgrims, including age
limits.

According to the new instructions, all countries must send
direct flights except for nine countries (Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Egypt,
Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and Lebanon). They require quarantine
for 14 days in a third country before arriving in the kingdom.

The vaccine is a mandatory requirement. Pilgrims must get
Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazenca or Johnson & Johnson. Moreover, if someone
received Chinese vaccine they need a booster shot of the vaccines mentioned
above.

Pilgrims who are 18 years old and above will be allowed for
Umrah.

This year just 60,000 people, all citizens or residents of
Saudi Arabia, had performed Hajj and foreign pilgrims were again barred due to
coronavirus.

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