The agency for the affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Haramain Sharifain has reiterated that children under 18 years will not be allowed into the two holy mosques either for daily prayers or Umrah rites.
Responding to several queries from Muslims all over the world, Haramain Sharifain said vaccination against coronavirus is not a condition for umrah for now, adding that no permit is also required to pray in Masjid Al Nabawi except for prayers in the Rawdah and visit to Bab As Salam by pilgrims.
Responding to the queries, Haramain Sharifain said:
1. Children under the age of 18 years are not allowed to enter Masjid Al Haram for Umrah or prayers as of now
2. There is no permit required to pray in Masjid Al Nabawi except for prayers in the Rawdah and visit to Bab As Salam.
3. International Umrah has resumed and a trip can be booked through a approved agency only in the country of origin. (contact the relevant authority in your country for eligibility)
4. There is no condition of having a vaccine for Covid-19 before travel for Umrah as of now.
5. The policy regarding Ramadan or Hajj this year has not yet been announced by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah
Meanwhile, the Amir of the General Presidency for the affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Sudais is on a visit to Madinah Al Munawarrah where he will be briefed by different departments of the agency for the affairs of Masjid Al Nabawi on the issue og Hajj and Umurah for the international pilgrims.
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