MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has scrapped the requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to obtain Umrah Permits for local pilgrims aged 5 and above, OKAZ reported on Thursday.
The only requirement would be not to be infected with COVID-19 or a suspected close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
This comes after the Hajj Ministry lifted most Precautionary measures to ease access for the Guests of Rahman including:
- Removing the Requirement to show proof of Immunization before entering the Two Holy Mosques for all pilgrims
- Removing the Requirement to register Immunization data in order to obtain Umrah Permits for Pilgrims arriving from outside the Kingdom.
- Removing the requirement to Quarantine or provide PCR tests for Pilgrims arriving from outside the Kingdom