When will the Saudi government allow Umrah?

The Saudi Ministry of Interior has given a hint of the expected date of starting the Umrah pilgrimage for international and domestic pilgrims. 

The Saudi Government has lifted the restrictions from the international flights partially starting from Sep 15.

Umrah for International Pilgrims

Moreover, it has also been announced that all restrictions on international flights would be lifted from Jan 01, 2021.

It also means that Umrah pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia would be allowed to enter the Kingdom starting from Jan 01. In other words, the Umrah for international pilgrims would start from Jan 01, 2021.

5701 Saudi Ministry of Hajj starts Umrah preparations

Umrah for Domestic Pilgrims

Before starting the international pilgrimage, they would allow domestic pilgrims to perform Umrah.

Currently, the Ministry of Hajj has been making arrangements to ensure the safety of local and international pilgrims who come to perform Umrah.

In my personal opinion, the government would require local pilgrims to make an appointment through an official application to perform Umrah. In this way, they would be able to control the crowd in the Masjid al-Haram.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.