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Social distancing and more restrictions at Grand Mosques.

10 days mandatory waiting period between two Umrahs, Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.


Omicron variant of Covid-19 spread globally while Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj restricted the issuance of Umrah permits to one every 10 days. Ministry ruling out the multiple Umrahs facility immediately one after another.

A 10 days waiting period is mandatory from now between two Umrahs, a statement of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah twitted.

The curbs have been tightened keeping in view to surge Omicron variant, the ministry said.

Earlier, the kingdom had announced to reimpose social distancing in the Two Holy Mosques from December 30, 2021 to curb the Omicron variant spread.


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