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Saudi Arabia decides to reopen all airports from March 31

Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the year, attracting 19 million individuals final year. Photograph Courtesy: SPA/File
  • Saudi Arabia had instituted a freeze on Umrah in March 2020 which used to be later relaxed to enable a restricted quantity of pilgrims.

  • Saudi Aviation Authority on Wednesday acknowledged that every person countries except for the put apart coronavirus aloof prevails will be allowed to operate flights.

  • The Saudi authorities has space up committees that can hang further choices on the subject.


RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday determined to reopen all airports in the nation from March 31  brightening potentialities of a commonplace Hajj in 2021.

Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the year, attracting 19 million individuals final year. Saudi Arabia had instituted a freeze on Umrah in March which used to be later relaxed to enable a restricted quantity of pilgrims.

On this regard, the Saudi Aviation Authority has issued a notification, pointing out that every person countries except for the put apart coronavirus aloof prevails will be allowed to operate flights.

It notified that the cases of electorate belonging to countries the put apart the virus hasn’t been controlled will be completely investigated.

The Saudi authorities has space up committees that can hang further choices on the subject after examining the cases of travellers from these countries, the notification underscored.

To boot, Saudi aviation acknowledged the implementation of coronavirus SOPs will be ensured for the neatly-being of travelling passengers.

Earlier, in November, spherical 10,000 world pilgrims had arrived in Saudi Arabia to develop Umrah which used to be halted as a result of rising quantity of coronavirus cases in the Kingdom and worldwide.

Primarily essentially essentially based on Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr Amr Al-Maddah, the 10,000 pilgrims arriving from in a foreign country had first received a enable, Arab Recordsdata reported.


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