Umrah visa applications are open today in Saudi Arabia: How to apply, Covid vaccine rules; everything you need to know

Umrah visa applications: The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has opened applications for Umrah visas. Beginning Thursday, 14 July, international pilgrims will be able to apply. The visa requirements can be found at

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Rules for Covid-19

In preparation for the Umrah season, starting on July 30, authorities will ensure health measures are in place for pilgrims’ safety. The Saudi Arabian government requires that visa applicants be vaccinated with a vaccine approved by its government. In each country, vaccination certificates must be presented by government officials. According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi pilgrims can obtain Umrah permits via the “Eatmarna” application.

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