Ministry: Over 2.7 million Umrah visas issued so far

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2,716,858 Umrah visas have been issued since the beginning of this year’s Umrah season. (SPA)
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2,716,858 Umrah visas have been issued since the beginning of this year’s Umrah season. (SPA)
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2,716,858 Umrah visas have been issued since the beginning of this year’s Umrah season. (SPA)
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2,716,858 Umrah visas have been issued since the beginning of this year’s Umrah season. (SPA)
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Updated 12 January 2020

Ministry: Over 2.7 million Umrah visas issued so far

  • 2,716,858 Umrah visas have been issued since the beginning of this year’s Umrah season

JEDDAH: The official statistics of the Umrah indicator have shown that 2,716,858 Umrah visas have been issued since the beginning of this year’s Umrah season.
According to these statistics, 2,412,572 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, while 2,037,631 have already left Saudi Arabia after performing their Umrah.
The numbers also showed that 2,272,163 pilgrims arrived by air, 133,110 arrived by land and 7,299 arrived by sea.Those who arrived included 568,536 Pakistanis, 505,217 Indonesians, 292,822 Indians, 137,834 Egyptians, 124,951 Malaysians, 94,854 Turks, 90,894 Bangladeshis and 89,006 Algerians. 


Makkah launches service to help people in need

Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal. (SPA)
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Makkah launches service to help people in need

  • Saudi Arabia is taking all possible measures to mitigate the impact of the global epidemic

JEDDAH: The Makkah governorate is offering a new service for those wishing to benefit from the campaign “Barran bi Makkah,” launched by Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal.
The campaign aims to help families and owners of small businesses who have been hard hit by the precautionary measures taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kingdom.
People who wish to benefit from the campaign can log on to https://bmakkah.ecloud.sa/login. The campaign was run in coordination with the Sqaia and Rvada Committee.
The Makkah governorate has also directed the formation of a committee in each province of the region to monitor and select people for assistance.
A specialized team will review and finalize applications in coordination with relevant authorities before making a decision.
Saudi Arabia is taking all possible measures to mitigate the impact of the global epidemic. On Monday, King Salman issued an order to provide free treatment to all COVID-19 patients. The order not only applies to citizens and residents but people who have violated the country’s residency laws will also receive free treatment if they are tested positive for the virus.