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Top things to do in Madinah during Umrah

11 May 2022

Saudi Arabia is currently issuing permits to foreign pilgrims wishing to perform the Umrah, including the ones from the UAE. Additionally, the Saudi government has also lifted all COVID-related restrictions for international arrivals from essentially all countries including:

  • Pilgrims are no longer needed to present a PCR test upon arrival
  • Pilgrims no longer need to present proof of vaccination upon arrival, hence, unvaccinated pilgrims can perform Umrah at any time of their convenience.
  • Children aged 5 and above can apply for an Umrah permit and pray at the Holy Rawdah.

Recently, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah allowed women aged 18 to 65 to perform Umrah without a male guardian or “mahram”, but on the condition that they are a part of a group. They are also required to be vaccinated for one dose (partially vaccinated) and free of any diseases.


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