King Salman approved a number of incentive initiatives for establishments operating in the Hajj and Umrah sectors to mitigate the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic on individuals, private sector businesses and investors. The initiatives include:
1 – Hajj and Umrah sector establishments will be exempt from paying the Maktab Amal Fee for employed expats for six months.
3 – Accommodation facilities would be exempt from annual fees for licenses for municipal commercial activities for one year in Makkah and Madinah.
4 – Licenses for accommodation facilities from the Ministry of Tourism will be renewed free of charge for one year in Makkah and Madinah.
5 – The validity of licenses for buses operating in facilities that transport pilgrims would be extended without charge for one year.
6 – Collection of customs duties for new buses for this year’s Hajj season will be postponed for 3 months, and to be paid in installments over a period of four months starting from the due date.
— واس الأخبار الملكية (@spagov) March 8, 2021