The ban includes people who are the most vulnerable to the risks of infection, according to the controls approved by the Ministry of Health.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly ordered cancelling Islamic pilgrimage, aka Hajj, at the expense of the state during the 2023 Hajj season in a meeting with ministers on Tuesday.
On Twitter, Tayyeb said on Thursday "I congratulate Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud on the success of his surgery," wishing him to enjoy good health.
The Saudi authorities have allowed only 10,000 people to perform the rites of Hajj this year due to the novel virus, and have kept all facilities sterilized, although Saudi Arabia had earned billions of dollars every year from Hajj.
The pilgrims of the Sacred House (Holly Kaaba) began early Thursday morning, to arrive at Mount Arafat to perform the greatest pillar of Hajj.
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
The Cairo International Airport is scheduled Tuesday midnight to receive the first batch of Egyptian pilgrims returning home following completing their Hajj rituals.
Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati said no contagious or epidemic diseases have been detected among Egyptian pilgrims.
The airport put a plan, in cooperation with concerned bodies, to facilitate all measures for the Pilgrims, particularly for people with special needs, the official added.
The sanctity of the granite mount for Muslims comes when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) delivered his farewell sermon for pilgrims some 1,400 years ago, calling for equality and unity among Muslims.
Al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca.
The door was installed on October 31, 1947 and replaced on October 13, 1979 with a gold one that still exists to date.
The mission will sort the number of elderly pilgrims and those with special needs to shuttle them to the Mount of Mercy on customized buses.
EgyptAir started to operate on Sunday 12 flights carrying 2,424 pilgrims to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has always provided best services for pilgrims every year, said Head of Religious Sector and Official Spokesperson for the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf.
The measure was taken after the Qatari authorities blocked a previous website.
Egypt's flagship carrier is set to operate seven flights to Jeddah carrying 1,500 pilgrims and nine others to Medina with 2,200 passengers on board.
No complaints have been received from any of the pilgrims, he added, promising to ensure that all of them are given all due care.
Abdel Aati received a report on Monday about the activities of the Awqaf Ministry's mission since the day of its arrival in Saudi Arabia.
Allam asserted that Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, is exerting great efforts in coordination with the bodies concerned to ease the measures for the pilgrims' entry into the hajj holy sites.