Saudi Arabia: Umrah visas extends to three months for all pigrims

Saudi Arabia: Umrah visas extends to three months for all pigrims

SAUDI ARABIA: The government of Saudi Arabia has extended the Umrah visa for citizens of all countries for three months, said Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.


Saudi Minister made the announcement on the last day of a two-day official visit to Tashkent where the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Saudi minister at the conclusion of the Dr. Al-Rabiah's visit.


They wished prosperity to Uzbekistan in light of the ongoing reforms that the republic is witnessing, stressing that the visit is an extension of distinguished historical relations between the two countries and resulted in several cooperation agreements in various fields.

The accords were primarily in the Hajj and Umrah, which reflects the great efforts of the leadership in serving Islam and Muslims and facilitating procedures for pilgrims and Umrah performers.


According to the Saudi Gazette, Dr. Al-Rabiyah also expressed the commitment of Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman to the development of Uzbekistan and its people.

The talks between the two countries were mainly about Hajj and Umrah.

The Saudi government minister said that due to the reduction of travel restrictions after the Corona epidemic and allowing more people, about 12,000 Uzbek citizens went for Hajj this year.


He also informed that over 36000 Uzbek citizens have performed Umrah in the last two months. Most of these people also went to Medina.



Talks were also held to strengthen mutual relations between the two countries. Along with this, the issue of easy getting visa for Umrah and making travel better was also discussed.

Oct 3 2022 1:02AM