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The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the closure of the registration window for domestic pilgrims, noting that priority is given to those who have not performed the Hajj before.
The ministry said in a press statement that the number of applicants for Hajj from inside Saudi Arabia has reached more than 390,000, adding that the selection of candidates will be done by electronic lottery.
The ministry stipulated that those who wish to register for Hajj from domestic pilgrims, whether resident or citizen, should not exceed 65 years of age.
The religious rites will begin on Sunday. Only 60,000 fully vaccinated Saudi citizens and residents from more than 558,000 applicants have been chosen for the downsized pilgrimage.
The decision also affected travel to Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) mosque in Medina. Authorities also suspended entry to the kingdom to those with tourist visas from nations affected by the new virus.
Saudi Press Agency said that citizens of any country who hold one of the three visas, and who are travelling on one of the country’s national carriers — Saudia, Flynas or Flyadeal — can now receive a 12-month tourism visa on arrival.
We have given them a deadline to willingly return to their countries and if they don’t, all law enforcement agencies of the state and provinces will deport them, says interior minister
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SEHA has identified 3 types of medical test in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, with fees ranging from Dhs250 to Dhs500. They are normal test, the rapid test and the special test.