Middle East Religion

Tue 04 May 2021:

All foreigners who come to Saudi Arabia on Umrah, visit and tourism visas must have insurance coverage against the risks of coronavirus infection, Saudi Gazette reported.

The Saudi Central Bank and the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance announced on Sunday the need for updating the insurance policy format in this regard by adding coverage for the risks of coronavirus infection.

The addition of this condition aims to provide healthcare services for non-Saudis coming from outside the Kingdom for tourism, visit, and Umrah purposes in the event of their infection with the virus.

This is in order to ensure the safety of everyone, as well as to ensure quick and easy access to treatment services.

The insurance coverage includes the costs of treating the infected people; the costs of quarantine procedures for the infected, and the medical evacuation in cases of emergency.


Children are not allowed to accompany parents during Umrah

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah reiterated that parents are prohibited from bringing along their children for Umrah or prayers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah during the holy month of Ramadan.

The ministry said that this is part of the regulations it announced regarding the issuance of permits for Umrah and prayer at the Grand Mosque during Ramadan.

The regulations include obtaining a permit for Umrah and prayer from Eatmarna and Tawakkalna applications; immunization through two dozes of vaccination or completion of 14 days after taking the first dose of vaccination or recovery from the coronavirus infection.

With regard to performing Umrah, the ministry earlier confirmed that the permitted ages for Umrah from within the Kingdom range between 18 and 70 years as per the instructions of the Ministry of Health.




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