Saudi Arabian Gov’t to refund Umrah fees to pilgrims following suspension of their entry into the country

Saudi Arabian government says it will refund Umrah fees and service charges of pilgrims and visitors to the prophet’s Mosque, whose travel was affected following the Kingdom’s temporary suspension of their entry into the Kingdom over coronovirus fears.

The country’s ministry of Hajj and Umrah, in a statement yesterday, said there was an electronic mechanism to request the refund of visa fees and service charges through Umrah agents in the respective they intended to set out their pilgrimage from.

The ministry also urged all those who had any claims of the refund of visa fees to contact the local Umrah agents in their respective countries.

Recall that Saudi Arabia has suspended entry into the Kingdom for those going for Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina over fear of coronavirus outbreak.

The country has also suspended entry of tourist visa holders coming from countries where coronavirus is spreading fast.

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