23 Dec 2020

Umrah 2020/1442H: some restrictions eased for pilgrims

A staged approach to ease current restrictions is planned Umrah 2020/1442H: some restrictions eased for pilgrims
  • This updates the news item of 6 November 2020

Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca), in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the world.

Permission to perform Umrah (normally year-round) was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From June 2020, a limited number of pilgrims from various nationalities who already resided in Saudi Arabia, were able to perform Hajj [1].

On 23 September 2020, plans to gradually allow other pilgrims, including visitors from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah at limited capacity during the pandemic were announced [2].

An official Ministry of Hajj and Umrah app has been launched as part of the registration procedure to perform Umrah.

Pilgrims should check:

Resources

Malaria free certification: El Salvador

The World Health Organization has granted El Salvador certification of malaria elimination Read more

Notice: Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres - Annual Return for YFVCS (1 January - 31 December 2020)

The Annual Return for Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres (YFVCs) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is open Read more

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

An update on the polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Read more

Ebola: new outbreaks in DRC and the Republic of Guinea

Recurrence of Ebola virus disease reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Guinea Read more

A new eLearning course from NaTHNaC

NaTHNaC announces launch of a new eLearning course on risk assessment and risk management in the travel health consultation Read more
Back to Top

Map

VIEW FULL INDEX