First pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia for new Umrah season

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Time: September 03, 2019  

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The ministry is seeking to issue Umrah visas for 30 million pilgrims by 2030, (SPA)
  • The ministry is seeking to issue Umrah visas for 30 million pilgrims by 2030, and aims to remove obstacles for businesses offering services to pilgrims

JEDDAH: Saudi Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Yahya has welcomed the first flights of Umrah performers from outside the Kingdom at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. He said the General Directorate of Passports is prepared to receive and complete all procedures of Umrah performers arriving in the Kingdom.
Authorities said last month that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is seeking to issue 10 million visas for this year’s Umrah season. The visas will be issued electronically without the need to visit embassies and consulates for the stamp.
The ministry is seeking to issue Umrah visas for 30 million pilgrims by 2030, and aims to remove obstacles for businesses offering services to pilgrims.
The ministry ensures that all services are available to pilgrims inside and outside the Kingdom through the internet and reliable websites, which pilgrims use when making their bookings.

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