In a recent tweet by Haramain Sharifain official twitter account (@hsharifan), on 24 July, 2021 it has been announced that international Umrah will resume from 1st Muharram 1443 (10 August 2021).
This is a great news for Muslims around the world who have not been able to visit Saudi Arabia for religious rituals including Hajj and Umrah for more than a year due to ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions. Currently travelers of age 18 years and above are allowed.
Unfortunately, the news is not as good for Pakistani nationals as there are some additional requirements on Pakistani (and 8 other) nationals, which are almost impossible for a regular Umrah traveler.
The restriction for Pakistani nationals are:
Following is the official circular:
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