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The Financial Express

Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah pilgrims amid coronavirus fears

FE ONLINE DESK | Published: February 27, 2020 10:16:04 | Updated: February 28, 2020 11:58:48


Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, August 28, 2017 — AP/Files Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, August 28, 2017 — AP/Files

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque.

It also suspended the entry of tourist visa holders from countries where the new coronavirus is spreading dangerously, Saudi Gazette reported citing a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.

The foreign ministry said that the health authorities in Saudi Arabia are closely following the developments of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Saudi Arabia called on citizens not to travel to countries where the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading.

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