Isolation before performing rituals: 6 things to know ahead of performing Umrah
Published on October 28, 2020 at 11.02
Foreign pilgrims are required to undergo a four-stage virus test from the time they land in the Kingdom. Here’s what else you need to know if you are performing Umrah which begins Muslims from abroad from November 1.
Pilgrims will be kept in medical isolation for three days ahead of performing Umrah rituals.
About 10% of rooms in hotels will be marked for isolation and for those with suspected virus infections.
Pilgrims have to perform Umrah in batches of 3,300 worshipers each. Only one batch will be allowed at a time to enter the Grand Mosque in Makkah. Pilgrims have to perform their rituals in three hours.
A PCR test is a must before entering the Kingdom and priority will be given to pilgrims who do not suffer from chronic illnesses. Once a pilgrim clears the health ministry assessment, he will be allowed to move on to the holy sites.
Pilgrims must download and follow the Eatmarna dedicated app even before landing into the Kingdom.
If a pilgrim is detected with an infection, then he will receive medical treatment before exiting the Kingdom