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No upper Age Limit Requirement for Umrah: Hajj Ministry

MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has clarified the age limitations to obtain Umrah, Tawaaf and other permits pertaining to the Two Holy Mosques.

A source familiar with the matter told Haramain Sharifain on Thursday that the upper age requirement for Umrah has been removed and various media reports regarding the age limit being between 18-50 were inaccurate.

Okaz on Friday confirmed the same same quoting a source in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

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Accordingly, the age limit as of November 26, for those who are above the age of 18 and are coming from abroad and meet all the other requirements can perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque.

For domestic visitors, those who are above the age of 12 and are completely vaccinated can perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque.

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  1. Razi Mohiuddin

    This article refers to over 18 as being eligible, but in reality anyone over age 12 who is vaccinated is allowed. We are visitors from USA, and my 12-year old daughter performed Umrah on Thursday, November 25, 2021 and again on Friday, November 26, 2021. This article has caused a lot of confusion among folks who have children between 12 and 18. I suggest you correct this article that anyone over 12 who is vaccinated is allowed.

    1. As pointed out in the article, these are officials guidelines issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah as of Friday, 26 November 2021

      1. Adam

        We are coming next week and my child is 11.5 years old. He is fully vaccinated with Pfizer. Is he allowed full access to do Urmah. I called the Embassy and they told me yes. Please confirm

  2. Mohammed Irfan

    what about kids below 12yrs, cant we come to perform UMRAH?

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