New permit system to give Makkah hotels new lifeline during Ramadan

SourceSalaam Gateway
SectorTourism
CountryMiddle east

Published 04 May,2021 via Arab News – Economy RIYADH – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has given the go ahead for hotels surrounding the Grand Mosque in Makkah to issue permits to guests.

The measure will be implemented by the ministry in collaboration with the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence through the “Eatmarna” and “Tawakkalna” apps, with invitees being required to strictly meet regulatory requirements and health protocols.

The procedures will play a role in activating the investment process of the hotel sector, Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdelfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The hotels sector in the holy city has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in strict precautionary measures being implemented by authorities to safeguard the health of the public.

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