Saudi state news agency SPA said late on Monday that King of Saudia Arabia, Salman approved a bunch of initiatives. Which focuses on assisting firms and individuals operating in support of Islamic pilgrimages.
Moreover, SPA said that following initiatives are aimed at alleviating financial and economic effects of the COVID-19 across the sector providing support for Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.
Furthermore, the initiatives also include liberating accommodation facilities from the annual fees. For municipal commercial activities’ licenses in the cities of Makkah and Medina, where the Islamic pilgrimages take place.
Therefore, authorities working in sector will also be absolved from working emigrants fees for six months. They can renew the Ministry of Tourism’s licenses. For accommodation facilities free of charge in the two cities for a year, which can be extended.
As per SPA, Saudi King, Salman approved that for emigrants working in activities related to Hajj and Umrah, the collection of residency renewal fees will be postponed for six months, provided that the amounts are paid in installments over a year.