MAKKAH: After 2 years of strict Covid-19 precautionary restrictions have been lifted for the pilgrims and the visitors at the two holy mosques, Masjid al-Haram and Masjid an-Nabawi ahead of Ramadan 2022.
The restrictions that have been lifted includes;
- Social and physical distancing will no longer be required in all the mosques in Saudi Arabia including Masjid an-Nawabi and Masjid al-Haram.
- PCR test submission are not required for anyone who is coming from outside of Saudi Arabia. The restriction of quarantine has also been lifted.
- Umrah pilgrims do not have to wait 10 days between Umrah Permits anymore.
- Pilgrims from South Africa, Afghanistan, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbawbwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Mauritius, Malawi, Madagascar, Zambia, Seychelles, Angola, Comoros, Ethiopia and Nigraia can visit the holy mosques.
Meanwhile, some restrictions such as submission of “Immune” status in Tawakalna to enter the holy mosques.