Saudi Arabia facilitates Hajj procedures for Qatari pilgrims

Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill known as Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat, during the annual hajj pilgrimage.

:: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia emphasized that all the pilgrims who came to the Kingdom from different countries of the world have performed Umrah peacefully and successfully, including pilgrims coming from Qatar.

The Ministry has already indicated that the number of pilgrims’ visas for the current year amounted to more than six million seven hundred and fifty thousand, as their numbers exceeded previous years, and a record was achieved during the Umrah season of this year.

In the current political situation with Doha, the Government of Saudi Arabia welcomes pilgrims from all over the world, including Qatar.

In order to enable Qatari citizens wishing to perform Umrah, the Ministry confirms that they are welcome to partake in this religious ritual at any time, and through any airline that departs from Doha through transit stations except Qatar Airways, as long as they arrive through King Abdul-Aziz Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammed bin Abdul-Aziz Airport in Madinah.

As for Hajj, Qataris and residents of Qatar who have Hajj permits from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in the Kingdom and from the Hajj Affairs Authority in Qatar as well a registry in the electronic path of pilgrimage.

They can come by air through other airlines selected by the Qatari Government and approved By the General Authority of Civil Aviation in the Kingdom as long as their arrival and departure takes place through King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammed bin Abdul-Aziz Airport in Madinah.

These measures are only viable for the pilgrimage season of this year and their registry will be through the airports mentioned previously.

The pilgrims of Qatar will be coming by air and within the limits specified in the Hajj Agreement for the Hajj season of this year.

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