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Saudi to resume Umrah and visits to the Grand Mosque in phases

The first phase will begin on October 4, with international visitors expected to be allowed from November

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Saudi set to soon resume Umrah service for domestic pilgrims – report

Those wishing to perform Umrah will reportedly require a Covid-19 negative test

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Hajj pilgrimage in the age of coronavirus is unlike any before

Saudi Arabia has dramatically downsized the ritual because of the coronavirus pandemic, with authorities testing pilgrims and cutting their numbers from the usual 2 million to around 1,000

Oman extends Eid Al Adha holidays until August 6

Earlier, Oman had announced a five-day holiday from July 30 until August 3

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Pilgrims selected to perform Hajj this year begin arriving in Jeddah

Only about 1,000 pilgrims – all from inside Saudi Arabia – have been permitted to perform Hajj this year

Eid Al Adha 2020: UAE announces holidays for public sector

Public offices will be closed from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2

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Saudi to allow Eid Al Adha prayers at mosques, warns of fines for entering holy sites without permit

A fine of SAR10,000 shall be imposed on violators, and doubled if repeated

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Astronomer predicts likely Eid Al Adha date this year

Public and private sector workers in the country are expected to receive three days of leave to mark Eid Adha

Hajj, Umrah related businesses exempt from licence renewal fees

The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments will extend the validity of expired licences until December 2020

Indonesia pulls out of Hajj this year on virus concerns

More than 220,000 people from the country were expected to participate in this year’s Hajj

Video: Saudi overhauls Hajj and Umrah visas ahead of tourist visa launch

The move comes as the kingdom launches PR campaign with influencers on social media

Over 3.1 Million Pilgrims Perform Hajj

The Saudi government has said that its measures have ensured that pilgrims are safe and secure.