Umrah guide, Visa Requirements ,Umrah Rituals, etc.
"The people who come to perform Hajj or Umrah are the guests of Allah because they visit His House on His Call; therefore, Allah grants them what they ask for"
Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah, Hijaz, in Saudi Arabia, that is performed voluntarily by Muslims from all over the world to show their devotion towards almighty Allah. In Arabic the word Umrah means ‘to visit’ and practically entails paying a visit to Ka’bah, performing Tawaaf (circumambulation) around it, and walking between Safaa and Marwah (small hills in the Great Mosque of Makkah) seven times.
Memo Type : Circular
Ref. Number : 14410703
Memo Date : 3/7/1440
In accordance with the directives received by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah regarding the precautionary measures taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to prevent the arrival of the new Corona virus , and among other several precautionary measures, the entry of non-Saudis to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the purposes of Umrah and Visit has been suspended and the issuance of umrah visas has been suspended till further notice. The Ministry also confirms that Umrah companies and external agents should cancel any future reservations from this memo date and till further notice.
Dr. Abdel-Aziz Abdel-Raheem Wazzan
Deputy Minister of Hajj & Umrah