Umrah visas are suspended by Saudi Arabia, whose neighboring country is Corona Virus Positive

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the suspension of permits for those who want to do an Umrah (Umrah visa) and travel to enter their territory for fear of spreading the corona virus. This procrastination was said by the Department of Foreign Affairs to be muaqatan or only temporarily. The Saudi Foreign Ministry also announced that steps had been taken to anticipate the spread of the virus among pilgrims in Mecca. The stages of the procedure include suspending entry permits for those who want to perform the Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque, as well as tourists for a while. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia suspended the entry of citizens from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries into Saudi Arabia using identity cards and vice versa. Except for those who are in Saudi Arabia and want to return to their country get permission from the government of Saudi Arabia. The authorities have also suspended tourist visas for citizens from countries affected by the corona virus such as China, Korea, Japan and neighboring Saudi Arabia. Also read: Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends Umrah and Travel Visas for Corona Virus As for neighboring countries of Saudi Arabia who confirmed corona virus cases including:
1. Iran: Cases of corona virus infection: 139 cases & death toll: 19
2. Iraq: Corona virus infection cases: 5 cases & death toll: 0
3. Afghanistan: Cases of corona virus infection: 1 case, & death toll: 0
4. United Arab Emirates: Cases of corona virus infection: 13 cases & death toll: 0
5. Oman: Cases of corona virus infection: 2 cases, & death toll: 0
6. Lebanon: Cases of corona virus infection: 1 case, & death toll: 0
7. Israel: Cases of corona virus infection: 2 cases & death toll: 0
8. Kuwait: Cases of corona virus infection: 18 cases & death toll: 0
While the countries of Qatar, Yemen and Jordan which also border the territory of Saudi Arabia have so far not confirmed the case of the corona virus in their countries. The Ministry stressed that this procedure is temporary, and the authorities will continue to evaluate it.
The Saudi Arabian government has asked its citizens not to travel to countries that have experienced the spread of the virus.
Outside China so far, corona virus infections have been recorded in about 40 countries, killing around 50 people and infecting 2,800 people.