Saudi Arabia allows all types of visitors to perform Umrah

05:52 PM | 14 Aug, 2022
Saudi Arabia allows all types of visitors to perform Umrah
Source: Haramain Sharifain (Twitter)

RIYADH – Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has allowed all types of visitors, including those holding tourist visas, to perform Umrah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudi officials made it possible for holders of all types of visas to perform pilgrimage to enrich Umrah performers' cultural and religious experience.

It was reported that visitors can perform Umrah by making an appointment through the Eatmarna application or sending applications to the Unified National Visa Platform.

Kingdom, with a number of approved tourism companies and agencies, allows the possibility of obtaining an Umrah visa for pilgrims.

The visitors however are also required to have health insurance that covers treatment for Covid infections, accidents, flight delays or cancellations, and other issues in order to perform Umrah – the Islamic pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site that can be undertaken at any time of the year.

The recent decision is valid for the new Umrah season that started in late July. The development comes after the kingdom's announcement early this month of re-introducing the on-arrival visa program after it had been suspended for about two years in wake of the Covid pandemic.

Officials eased prerequisites for travel in recent times to fulfill the objective of the Saudi 2030 Vision of reaching 30 million Umrah pilgrims per year. Saudi 2030 Vision is an ambitious development plan designed to diversify the kingdom’s oil-dependent economy.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 1, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 1, 2024 (Friday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.32 for buying and 282.35 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 353 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.4.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 1, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.32 282.35
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 353 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.85
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.4 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.11 751.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.69 41.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 907.32 916.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.43 174.43
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36 26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 317.76 320.26
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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