Passport offices open at Jeddah airport to handle Umrah pilgrims

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RIYADH: Passport offices at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah opened on Sunday, finalizing the procedures for Umrah pilgrims whose visas have expired and who have overstayed, and who have also applied through the online platform of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

A royal order has been issued to exempt Umrah pilgrims who have overstayed from the legal effects, financial penalties, and from being placed on the list of deportees (the deportee fingerprint) and to ensure their return to their countries under the supervision of the committee responsible for overstaying pilgrims and those who wish to travel.

The passport offices said that in cooperation with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Health, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, and the competent operational authorities at King Abdul Aziz International Airport, travelers had been received and their departure procedures completed while applying preventive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease.

This article was first published in Arab News

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