Saudi Arabia activates new web link for Qatari Umrah applicants

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Time: May 15, 2019  

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah set up the new link for Qatari Umrah applications after the previous link was blocked by the Qatari government. (Screengrab)

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has activated a new web link to handle requests from Qatari nationals wishing to perform the Umrah pilgrimage, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah set up the new link because access to the previous one was blocked by Qatari authorities, SPA said.

The new link is: https://qtumra.haj.gov.sa

Saudi Arabia has repeatedly stressed that Qatari nationals are welcome to undertake pilgrimages to the Kingdom, despite the diplomatic rift between the two countries.

The Kingdom, along with the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, in 2017 imposed a boycott on Qatar due to claims it supports terrorist groups. Doha denies the claims.

This article was first published in Arab News

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