As the 1443 A.H Umrah begins in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, pilgrims from the country will join others from other parts of the world for the lesser hajj rites as the embassy in the country has begun the issuance of visa for Nigeria pilgrims through their various certified agents.
Flights are also begins to issue Umrah Visas, First Flights expected to convey the pilgrims to the holy land from next week.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it has issued more than 13,000 permits for children in the 12-18 age group, enabling them to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdul-Fattah Bin Suleiman Mashat said that Umrah permits are issued through two applications — Eatmarna and Tawwaklna — amid an integrated system of services and preventive measures to ensure the safety and health of pilgrims.
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He pointed out that that the ministry worked in coordination with other concerned authorities, before the start of the Umrah season, to put in place executive mechanisms and create a safe and easy environment for pilgrims, enabling them to complete their journey amid security, safety and good health.
The minister underlined the need to adhere to organizational plans and health procedures established by the ministry in cooperation with the competent authorities for the safety of the pilgrims and those who are serving them and to prevent the spread of coronavirus and its variants.
He also called for accessing Eatmarna and Tawwaklna applications to get Umrah and visit permits.