SR 10,000 fine for performing Umrah without a permit

Fines for entering Masjid al-Haram without a permit

The Ministry of Interior has announced heavy fines on those who try to enter Masjid al-Harm without a permit;

  1. Anyone who tries to enter the Masjid al-Haram in Ihram without a valid Umrah permit will face a fine of SR 10,000.
  2.  SR1,000 fine for anyone who tries to enter the Grand Mosque in Makkah without a permit. 

Who will get Umrah permit during Ramdan? MOH explains

The Ministry of Health has explained that the following 3 categories of people will receive Umrah permit, permit to offer Salah in Masjid al-Haram as well as Masjid al Nabawi.

1 – People who have been fully vaccinated after taking 2 jabs of the coronavirus vaccine.

2 – People who have spent 14 days after getting their first dose of the vaccine.

3 – People who contracted and fully recovered from coronavirus in the preceding 6 months.

Moreover, showing the permits and verifying their validity will be through the Tawakkalna application directly from the account of the permit holder in the application. It also means that screenshots of the permit would not be allowed to get entry to Masjid al-Haram or Masjid al Nabawi.

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