Masjid al-Haram in Makkah and Masjid an Nabawi in Madinah, From 2022 onwards, visitors will require masks and physical distancing beginning at 7:00 am. Sheikh al-Sudais made the rules the Mandatory on Wednesday.
He said that it had been decided to reimpose physical distance between Umrah pilgrims and worshipers, spread prayer rugs, and perform tawaf (circumambulations around the Holy Kaaba) to protect the pilgrims’ health and safety.
Sheikh al-Sudais told visitors and workers at the Two Holy Mosques to adhere to precautions, including wearing masks, maintaining physical distances, and entering according to the stipulated time mentioned in the Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications for entry.
Respecting the instructions issued by the authorities at the Two Holy Mosques.
In an effort to stem the spread of the mutated Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday the re-imposition of wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing measures from Thursday.