The first batch of Umrah pilgrims reaches Jeddah international airport today. More than 250 pilgrims are on their way to Holy Makkah to perform umrah.
Jeddah receives the pilgrims after a long period of more than 7 months. the guests came from Pakistan and Indonesia. The first flight, from Pakistan, landed at around 4 p.m. carrying 38 pilgrims, while the second flight, flew from Indonesia, arrived at 6 p.m. with 224 pilgrims on board.
Minister of Hajj and Umrah Muhammad Saleh Benten and his deputy, Abdel Fattah Mashat, as well as the airport director, Issam Nour received the pilgrims wholeheartedly.
The deputy Hajj minister told the Al-Ekhbariya satellite TV channel “Pilgrims were tested for Covid-19 before arriving in the Kingdom. “It’s a slow and well-considered stage in which we are taking all health measures before the pilgrims arrival from their country, and throughout their Umrah journey in the Kingdom,”
Strict measures were taken to prevent the pandemic Covid-19 and to make sure the safety of everyone. The ministry has set stern standards and controls for all service providers and Umrah companies to ensure the best precautionary and preventive measures.