2022 Umrah: Four million visas issued in five months

Saudi Arabia announced that four million Umrah visas have been issued for pilgrims since the start of the Umrah season in 2022.

This is according to figures announced by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

The ministry has ramped up efforts to facilitate the arrival process via electronic means in partnership with several departments and agencies working in the Hajj and Umrah system

The pilgrims were able to submit their visa applications through the ministry’s website or the Nusuk platform. Muslims from anywhere in the world with any type of visa that enables them to enter Saudi Arabia such as visit visas, tourist visas, and others, are allowed to perform the Umrah and visit the Prophet’s mosque after registering for an appointment through Nusuk app.

Saudi Arabia has extended the validity of Umrah visas from 30 days to 90 days, and pilgrims are allowed to enter the Kingdom through any of its airports, seaports, and land crossings.

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