Jeddah — The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah scrapped the vaccine immunization status check for people entering the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah from Thursday. Permits are still compulsory for performing Umrah.
The ministry reviewed all the important Covid-19 pandemic developments before removing the preventive measures. It remains vigilant against the spread of the coronavirus in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.
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The ministry also canceled registering a person’s vaccine immunization data check for obtaining an Umrah permits for pilgrims from outside the Kingdom.
Permits are no longer required to pray at the Grand Mosque or visit the Prophet’s Mosque. However, obtaining permits remains mandatory for performing Umrah and visiting Al-Rawdah Al-Sharifa in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.
All social distancing measures in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque are canceled, but masks are still mandatory.
The ministry has also abolished the requirement to submit a PCR test upon arrival for foreign pilgrims. And the cancellation of institutional and home quarantine for pilgrims from outside the Kingdom.