From Today, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah eliminated the immunization status check for visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.
Before lifting the precautionary measures against the spread of the coronavirus in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, the ministry analyzed the most important developments related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the Saudi Gazette, the ministry also removed the requirement for pilgrims from outside the Kingdom to register their immunization data in order to obtain an Umrah permit.
Permits are no longer necessary to pray at the Grand Mosque or visit the Prophet’s Mosque, but permits are still required for Umrah and visiting AlRawdah AlSharifa in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.
All social distancing measures in the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque have been finished, but masks are still required.
The ministry also noted the removal of the requirement for foreign pilgrims to show a PCR test upon arrival, as well as the removal of the requirement for institutional quarantine and home quarantine for pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia.