Saudi Arabia authorities stated Monday just individuals inoculated versus Covid -19 will be enabled to carry out the year-round umrah trip from the start of Ramadan, the holy fasting month for Muslims.
The Hajj ministry stated in a declaration that “only those who are immunized” versus coronavirus will be enabled to carry out Umra prayers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca from the start of Ramadan.
This consists of those who have actually gotten the needed 2 dosages of vaccine and those who have actually gotten a single dosage for a minimum of 2 week.
Ramadan duration brings a a great deal of worshippers from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim nations to Mecca.
The small trip, suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid -19 pandemic, resumed at periods at the start of October though with preventive steps.
Initially, just 6,000 Saudis and foreign citizens in Saudi Arabia were enabled every day for the Umra, which can be carried out throughout the year unlike the hajj, which occurs when a year.
The number then increased to 15,000 each day for the Umra while 40,000 worshippers were confessed to the Grand Mosque for everyday prayers.
Worshippers from abroad were enabled from 1 November, however the Ministry of Health chooses nations on the basis of the advancement of the pandemic.
More than 390,000 cases of Covid -19 have actually been reported in the nation, consisting of more than 6,700 deaths, and more than 5 million individuals have actually gotten a minimum of one dosage of vaccine out of a population of 34 million.