Pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia can apply for Umrah permits through hotels in Makkah

SourceThe National
SectorTourism
CountrySaudi Arabia

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Tuesday, authorised hotels to book Umrah pilgrims directly without any third-party involvement during Ramadan.

The move comes in support of the tourism sector that has suffered financial losses during the pandemic.

Muslims across the world wishing to perform Umrah during the month of Ramadan can now book directly with hotels without the need of going through a third party or travel agents.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques have facilitated the entry and exit of nearly three million pilgrims at the Grand Mosque since the beginning of the holy month of

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