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Saudi citizens are banned from performing Umrah

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  • 25 June, 2022 17:41:30

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International Desk: Millions of people from different parts of the world have gathered in Saudi Arabia to perform the holy Hajj of Muslims. For their convenience, the Saudi Arabian government has temporarily canceled the Umrah Hajj for its citizens. According to Arab News, the Saudi government has taken a big step to facilitate the arrival of pilgrims. The country has imposed a temporary ban on citizens performing Umrah. According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia, from June 24, only pilgrims from different parts of the world will be able to perform Umrah. For this reason, the Umrah of Saudi citizens has been canceled from June 24 to July 19. According to the new rules, foreigners living in Saudi Arabia will not be able to perform Umrah. In a tweet, the ministry said that Saudi citizens will be able to register for Umrah through the Itmarna app from July 19. Earlier, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said that one million people would take part in this year's Hajj. Of this, 75 per cent will be allowed for foreigners, which means 6 lakh 50 thousand. And there will be 1 lakh 50 thousand domestic pilgrims. The ministry has set some conditions for foreign pilgrims for this year's Hajj. This includes not allowing people over the age of 65. Those who take part in the Hajj must be vaccinated with two doses of corona.

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