Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 19-06-2019
The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has stopped applications for Umrah visas.
According to Makkah daily and reported in the Saudi Gazette, CEO of the National Committee for the Haj and Umrah Mohammed Bin Badi says the ministry will resume receiving applications for Umrah visas from 16 August.
No reason was given for the stopping of Umrah visas.
Badi says Umrah visas will be issued for a minimum of five days and will not exceed a month.
Developing Haj and Umrah organizations and services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the top priorities of the Saudi government which forms parts of the Vision 2030 reform plan aiming to attract more than 30 million Umrah pilgrims.