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Saudi Arabia Expands Umrah Access to All Visa Holders

  • Publish date: Saturday، 27 April 2024 Last update: Monday، 29 April 2024
Saudi Arabia Expands Umrah Access to All Visa Holders

Saudi Arabia has opened the doors to Umrah for all visa holders, simplifying the pilgrimage process for millions, provided they secure a permit through the Nusuk app.

Announced by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the latest update aims to enhance accessibility to Umrah, aligning with the nation's forward-looking initiative, Saudi Vision 2030.

Understanding Umrah: A Pilgrimage Beyond Borders

Umrah, a spiritual voyage to Makkah, holds deep significance in Islam, offering devotees an opportunity for religious reflection and renewal. Unlike Hajj, Umrah can be undertaken at any time of the year and is not obligatory in Islamic faith.

Key Highlights of the Umrah Visa Update

Previously, pilgrims required a specialized Umrah visa for entry into Saudi Arabia. However, with the recent update, any valid visa suffices for Umrah participation. Umrah visas, once valid for three months from entry, now hold validity from the date of issuance.

Seamless Journey with the Nusuk App

Facilitating the pilgrimage process, the Nusuk app serves as a comprehensive platform for Umrah and Hajj, enabling visa application, trip planning, and exploration of Makkah and Madinah.

With this progressive step, Saudi Arabia extends its invitation to individuals worldwide to experience the spiritual resonance of Umrah, fostering inclusivity and unity in the realm of religious pilgrimage.

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