The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah clarifies the last date for the departure of pilgrims from the Holy Land


The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced this morning that the last date for the pilgrims to leave the Holy Land will be on Dhu al-Qi`dah 29, 1444 AH.

This decision has been circulated to Umrah companies and institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This decision comes based on the directives of the competent authorities that all pilgrims must leave before the specified date.

In addition, the last date for issuing permits to perform Umrah will be the current 15th of Dhu al-Qi`dah, corresponding to June 4, 2023. Hijazy, a member of the Hajj and Umrah Committee of the Makkah Chamber, indicated that the Saudi Ministry of Hajj made this decision to prepare to receive pilgrims to the Holy House of God. . The pilgrims’ journeys to the Holy Land began in the first days of this May.

In a related context, the Saudi General Directorate of Public Security announced that residents who do not hold an entry permit at the security centers leading to the holy capital will be prevented from entering. The instructions regulating Hajj this year 1444 will be implemented starting from the date of Dhu al-Qi`dah 25, 1444 AH. These instructions include returning vehicles and residents to their original areas, with the exception of those who hold entry permits to work in the holy sites or Umrah or Hajj permits, or who possess a resident ID issued by the Holy Capital.

This is the information obtained in accordance with the official pronouncements and directives announced.

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