First foreign pilgrims to arrive in Saudi Arabia after COVID-19 ban perform Umrah

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Foreign pilgrims walk at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Nov. 4, 2020. (@ReasahAlharmain)

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The first foreign pilgrims to arrive in Saudi Arabia after a temporary ban to curb the spread of COVID-19 was lifted perform Umrah on Wednesday. (SPA)

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The first foreign pilgrims to arrive in Saudi Arabia after a temporary ban to curb the spread of COVID-19 was lifted perform Umrah on Wednesday. (SPA)

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The first foreign pilgrims to arrive in Saudi Arabia after a temporary ban to curb the spread of COVID-19 was lifted perform Umrah on Wednesday. (SPA)

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The first foreign pilgrims to perform Umrah after a temporary ban to curb the spread of COVID-19 was lifted arrive at the Grand Mosque on Wednesday. (SPA)

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The first foreign pilgrims to perform Umrah after a temporary ban to curb the spread of COVID-19 was lifted arrive at the Grand Mosque on Wednesday. (SPA)

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The first foreign pilgrims to perform Umrah after a temporary ban to curb the spread of COVID-19 was lifted arrive at the Grand Mosque on Wednesday. (SPA)

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Foreign pilgrims arrived in the Kingdom on Sunday and observed a self-isolation period of three days

The Kingdom temporarily suspended Umrah pilgrimages in February to stop the spread of the coronavirus

ARAB NEWS
November 04, 2020

LONDON: The first foreign pilgrims to arrive in Saudi Arabia after a temporary ban to curb the spread of COVID-19 was lifted performed Umrah on Wednesday evening.

The president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais greeted the pilgrims on their arrival at the Grand Mosque.

The pilgrims arrived in the Kingdom on Sunday and observed a self-isolation period of three days.

King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah received the first flights of international pilgrims on Sunday from Pakistan and Indonesia.

The Kingdom temporarily suspended Umrah pilgrimages at the end of February as a preventative measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

source: arabnews.com

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Saudi Arabia

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