To Prevent Transmission of Coronavirus, Arab Saudi Temporarily Closes Access to Umrah Pilgrimage

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To Prevent Transmission of Coronavirus, Arab Saudi Temporarily Closes Access to Umrah Pilgrimage Illustration – Nabawi Mosque, Saudi Arabia. (PHOTO: Dok. TIMES Indonesia)

TIMESSITUBONDO, JAKARTA – Concerning the transmission of Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia decides to close the access to the Umrah pilgrimage for all Moslem people from all over the world momentarily.

Quoted from Jurnalislam.com, the government of Saudi Arabia suspends all pilgrims from all over the world who want to visit the Nabawi Mosque in Madinah.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia mentioned in a statement on Thursday (27/2/2020) the guidelines to prevent the transmission of the virus into the kingdom.

Including the trip access suspension from and to Saudi Arabia for the citizens of GCC countries using a national ID card. Besides, there is a suspension for tourist visa entries for those who come from countries with a high threat level of Coronavirus.

Nearly 7 million pilgrims come to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia every year, which mostly lands in Jeddah and Madinah airport.

Previously, the focus of the spread of the Coronavirus which originated from China already starts in several middle-east countries, which now also starts to spread in several countries in Europe.

Before Saudi Arabia officially closes the Umrah pilgrimage service, several countries namely Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iran have confirmed contracting the Coronavirus. Moreover, Iran also recently reported 14 deaths and 61 infected by the Coronavirus(*)

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