Saudi Arabia has announced the suspension of visas to pilgrims, who want to execute Umrah (lesser Hajj), due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The country’s overseas ministry revealed this on Thursday by way of a tweet.
It described that Saudi Arabia was “suspending entry to the Kingdom for the intent of Umrah and going to the Prophet’s Mosque quickly.”
The ministry also claimed it has suspended the issuance of tourist visas to residents of nations exactly where the virus is a “danger”.
The statement included that Saudi Arabia was “suspending entry into the Kingdom with tourist visas for those people coming from countries in which the distribute of the new Coronavirus (COVlD-19) is a danger, in accordance to the standards identified by the proficient wellbeing authorities in the Kingdom.”
Umrah is a pilgrimage performed by Muslims at any time of the yr.