KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) — 1444 H umrah visa application for foreign pilgrims will open from today. The Ministry of Haj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia has announced the information.
Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the ministry’s statement on Wednesday as saying that umrah pilgrims from inside and outside Saudi Arabia will perform umrah and pilgrimage to the Prophet’s Mosque from July 30.
Check for 1444 H umrah visa application criteria via the ministry’s portal by clicking the following link: https://haj.gov.sa/en/InternalPages/Umrah.
Umrah agencies from outside of Saudi Arabia who wish to apply for an umrah service license can get more information from https://umralicense.haj.gov.sa.
According to the statement, visa applicants are also required to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccination recognized by the Saudi government, in addition to having a complete vaccination certificate certified by their respective countries.
For those who might not know, Umrah is actually a particular Islamic journey to Mecca. It is indeed can be embraced by Muslims at any time of the year. This is surely very different from the Ḥajj which has particular dates agreeing to the Islamic lunar calendar. To be more exact, Umrah requires Muslims to perform two key rituals. Both of the rituals are Tawaf and also Sa’i.