Saudi Arabia recently permitted Muslims to conduct Umrah while on a stop-over visa, making it easier for those who go by air.
Except during Hajj, when Muslims from all over the world gather in the holy cities for the annual pilgrimage, Umrah can be undertaken all year.
To do Umrah while on a stopover visa in Saudi Arabia, simply book your flight and apply for a visa through the SAUDIA or Flynas Airlines computer platforms.
Following submission, your visa and travel ticket will be electronically processed and granted through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs unified national visa portal.
Furthermore, a message with the visa data is sent to the beneficiary’s e-mail address.
The Umrah on a stop-over visa provides several advantages, including the fact that it is free of charge and is provided directly if the applicant books through SAUDIA or Flynas.
Furthermore, the visa is valid for up to 90 days and permits a four-day stay in the transit nation of Saudi Arabia; on this visa, one can also visit the last prophet’s (PBUH) mosque.
The Saudi government has finished the Hajj operation effectively, earning praise from throughout the world. The kingdom received nearly 2 million pilgrims for Hajj for the first time since the plague, and no negative incidents were reported.
As the Hajj season comes to an end, many pilgrims return home, while others stay in the country for a few more weeks. It is worth noting that the government had prohibited the granting of Umrah permits during the Hajj season, but the Umrah season has officially commenced.
Umrah is a religious pilgrimage conducted by Muslims to the Saudi holy city of Makkah. Unlike Hajj, which is a mandatory act of religion, Umrah is a voluntary act of worship. Tawaf (circumambulation) around the Kaaba, Sa’i (running) between the hills of Safa and Marwah, and hair cutting or shaving are among the rites conducted in and around the Grand Mosque.
Unlike Hajj, which has specified dates, Umrah can be undertaken at any time of year. It is a very spiritual pilgrimage for Muslims, representing devotion, humility, and seeking Allah’s blessings.