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. 


Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

  • Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

DUBAI: Four more repatriation flights arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to bring back stranded citizens from coronavirus hotspots, state news agency SPA reported.
Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh while another two landed in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, bringing Saudi nationals from New York and Beirut.
All precautionary measures to contain the coronavirus spread were taken to ensure the safety of passengers, who would also be in isolation for 14 days.