SR10,000 Fine for Not Holding Umrah Permit during Holy Month of Ramadan: Ministry of Interior

After three-day quarantine; foreign pilgrims to start Umrah Wednesday

An official source at the Ministry of Interior announced that in implementation of precautionary measures and preventive measures to confront and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure commitment to applying the approved preventive regulation for performing Umrah.

It also comes in line with the safe operational capacity in all sites in the holy site of Makkah (Al-Haram Al-Makki) and its squares, it has been decided that whoever found attempting to perform Umrah during the Holy Month of Ramadan without holding an official permit will be subject to a SR10,000 fine and whoever caught attempting to enter into the holy site of Makkah (Al-Haram Al-Makki) to pray without holding a permit will be subject to a SR1,000 fine.

This penalty will be implemented until the pandemic is over and public life returns to normal.

The source called on citizens and residents to abide by all the instructions requiring those wishing to perform Umrah or pray in the holy site of Makkah (Al-Haram Al-Makki) to obtain a permit, stressing that security personnel will carry out their duties in all roads, security control check points, sites and corridors leading to the central area surrounding the holy site of Makkah (Al-Haram Al-Makki) to prevent any attempt to violate the regulations in force.