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Saudi Arabian officials have announced that they are granting permits to individuals who wish to perform the Umrah within the holy month of Ramadan. Prospective pilgrims can request a permit online via the Nusuk App. As Ramadan holds special significance in Islam, it is a preferred time for pilgrims to perform Umrah, resulting in a surge in demand for Umrah bookings.
— Ministry of Hajj and Umrah (@MoHU_En) March 8, 2023
To simplify the process of requesting permits and arranging Umrah packages, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has employed the Nusuk app accordingly. The app allows Muslims to obtain the necessary visa for performing Umrah and visiting holy sites, providing a convenient and hassle-free experience.
Moreover, the Kingdom is providing pilgrims with multiple visa options, including personal visit visas, tourist visas, Umrah visas, and four-day transit visas. As per the most recent regulations, any Muslim can now undertake a minor pilgrimage using one of these visa options. The Umrah visa staying period has been extended from 30 days to 90 days, giving pilgrims more freedom to travel without restraints.
With the plentiful services offered by the Kingdom, it is unsurprising that the number of pilgrims has almost reached 8 million since July of last year. This number is only one million short of the expected target of 9 million pilgrims by the end of the upcoming Ramadan. The news will surely bring relief to those planning to perform Umrah during Ramadan, showcasing the Kingdom’s continuous efforts to facilitate religious travel.