Umrah to reopen for ‘local pilgrims’ starting 4 October
The Ministry of Interior has announced the gradual resumption of Umrah starting from 21 Safar 1442 (4 October 2020) for domestic pilgrims in the following phases:
The first phase: allowing citizens and residents to perform Umrah from inside the Kingdom, starting from Sunday 17 Safar 1442 AH, at a rate of 30% (6 thousand pilgrims per day) of the capacity that takes into account the sanitary precautionary measures of the Grand Mosque.
The second phase: Allowing the performance of Umrah, visiting and prayers for citizens and residents from within the Kingdom, starting on Sunday 1 Rabi al-Awwal 1442 AH, at 75% (15,000 pilgrims per day, 40,000 worshipers per day) of the capacity that takes into account the sanitary precautionary measures of the Grand Mosque.
The third phase: Permission to perform Umrah, visit, and prayers for citizens and residents from inside and outside the Kingdom, starting from Sunday 15 Rabi Al-Awwal 1442 AH, until the official announcement of the end of the Corona pandemic or the disappearance of the danger, by 100% (20 thousand pilgrims / day, 60 thousand Worshipers/day).
The conditions being that the intending pilgrim has a valid permit from the application which will be launched on 10 Safar and the pilgrim is free from coronavirus
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will make mechanisms and centers in Makkah to transport pilgrims from/ to Masjid Al Haram