Passport offices open at Jeddah airport to handle Umrah pilgrims

The passport offices have been opened at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. (SPA)
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Updated 05 April 2020

Passport offices open at Jeddah airport to handle Umrah pilgrims

RIYADH: Passport offices at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah opened on Sunday, finalizing the procedures for Umrah pilgrims whose visas have expired and who have overstayed, and who have also applied through the online platform of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

A royal order has been issued to exempt Umrah pilgrims who have overstayed from the legal effects, financial penalties, and from being placed on the list of deportees (the deportee fingerprint) and to ensure their return to their countries under the supervision of the committee responsible for overstaying pilgrims and those who wish to travel.

The passport offices said that in cooperation with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Health, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, and the competent operational authorities at King Abdul Aziz International Airport, travelers had been received and their departure procedures completed while applying preventive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease.


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.