Saudi Arabia is once again allowing Bangladeshis to make the Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs has laid out the conditions for making the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia at www.hajj.gov.bd, according to a notice signed by ministry Senior Information Official Mohammad Anwar Hossain.
The Umrah visa was suspended for a long time due to the coronavirus pandemic but is now available again.
Saudi Arabia has recently eased restrictions for the Umrah but requires devotees to fulfil certain conditions before making the trip.
The path to the Umrah pilgrimage resumed on Aug 11, but none can make the trip on Wednesday as time is needed to process applications, Anwar Hossain told bdnews24.com.
Asked about what conditions were imposed on Umrah pilgrims, he said that agencies had been given the list of conditions.
Umrah pilgrims must also be over the age of 18 and have received both doses of a COVID vaccine, reports bdnews24.com.