Saudi Arabia boycotts entry of visit visa holders to Makkah during Hajj season

Saudi Arabia’s Service of Inside has forced a prohibition on passage of all people holding visit visas to the heavenly city of Makkah during the forthcoming Hajj season to guarantee the wellbeing and security of the travelers.

The Hajj season starts today and it will go on until June 21, 2024.

In an explanation, the Saudi service said that the visit visa holders don’t concede consent to perform Hajj, Saudi Press Organization (SPA) revealed.

The service has encouraged visit visa holders to abstain from venturing out to Makkah without Hajj authorization during the period and cautioned of punishments according to Saudi guidelines.

Security and hierarchical measures are being executed to guarantee the wellbeing of approved pioneers during the Hajj customs.

It is relevant to specify here that Saudi specialists are getting ready for possibly record-breaking participation after a flood in Umrah travelers during Ramadan.

Since May 9, Pakistani travelers have been showing up in Madinah as a component of pre-Hajj flight tasks.

As per the Service of Strict Undertakings, a sum of 28,743 Pakistani explorers have shown up in Madinah through 120 trips as of Tuesday.

This year, around 2.5 million unwavering from across the world, including 179,210 from Pakistan, will play out the strict commitment of Hajj.

The current year’s journey is supposed to occur from June 14-19.

Aside from the new limitations, the specialists, in April this year, uncovered the expiry date for Umrah visas for unfamiliar explorers.

According to the Saudi Periodical, the service reported that the expiry date for Umrah visas had been pushed back from Dhul Qadah 29 to Dhul Qadah 15. This implied that unfamiliar Umrah explorers should leave the country before Dhul Qadah 15.

This move came as a feature of the public authority’s endeavor to guarantee a smooth progression of explorers to the heavenly urban communities of Makkah and Madinah from everywhere the world for the yearly journey of Hajj.

The service likewise explained that the legitimacy of the three-month Umrah visa will start from the date of issuance, rather than recently supported legitimacy from the date of passage into the realm.

As indicated by the service, the legitimacy of the Umrah visa was three months from the date of its issuance, given that it terminates no later than Dhul Qadah 15.

“This date of Dhul Qadah 15 was supported, two weeks (14 days) sooner than the recently reported expiry date of Dhul Qadah 29,” the service had added.

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