Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi performed umrah rituals and visited Al Masjid Al Nabawi in Medina on the sidelines of his participation in the 32nd Arab Summit that was wrapped up in Jeddah city, Friday.
The pilgrims must be completed the doses of Covid-19 vaccine, or spending 14 days after taking the first dose of the vaccine, or recovered from the covid-19.
This decision has been taken to ensure safety for the pilgrims by taking all preventive measures and applying social distancing.
Saudi Arabia is urging Muslims to wait before making plans to attend the annual haj pilgrimage until there is more clarity about the deadly coronavirus pandemic
Anyone who has any symptoms of the virus should go directly to the nearest fever hospitals or contacting hotline 105 or 15335.
The new cases increased the number of infected people in the kingdom to 45 cases, the statement said.
Saudi Arabia on Friday reopened Al-Haram Mosque in the holy city of Mecca and Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in the holy city of Medina after temporarily closing them for one night for sterilization, reported state TV Al-Ekhbariya.
The Egyptian embassy in Kuwait called its nationals to be vigilant and avoid crowded places in the Gulf State where the number of infected cases with deadly coronavirus is increasing.
Egyptian authorities on Thursday ordered to oblige travel agencies and airlines organizing Umrah pilgrimage or visits to the Prophet's Mosque in the western city of Medina to promptly refund fees of bookings to their customers.
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced a temporary ban on entering the Kingdom for performing Umrah pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, in an effort to prevent the spread of new coronavirus, a statement by the foreign ministry read.
EgyptAir started to operate on Sunday 12 flights carrying 2,424 pilgrims to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has directed the Tourism Ministry to launch a portal to tackle all affairs of the lesser pilgrimage (Umra).
The number of Egyptian pilgrims who performed Umrah in 2019 was about 538,940 from the beginning of the Umrah season until the third day of Eid al-Fitr.
The president was saluting Egyptian pilgrims at Mecca.
Cancellation of Umrah fees for those who already performed it within three years.
EgyptAir operated Saturday a number of flights to carry pilgrims to Jeddah and Madinah to perform Umrah rituals.
The defendants are accused of planning to assassinate Sisi in August 2014, which marked Sisi’s performance of Umrah rituals in Saudi Arabia.
Egyptian elderly woman, Saadeya, who was detained for four months by Saudi authorities over drugs smuggling charges, returned home on Wednesday
UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Monday said Qatar dared to lie on allegations about Hajj.
“No truth in the rumors that have spread recently about a fee of LE 1,000 being collected from each pilgrim in favor of Tahya Misr Fund.”