Saudi Arabia bans Umrah travel until further notice

Following the spread of the deadly coronavirus to other Asian countries, Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended religious visits (Umrah) to the country. It has also banned travelers from the virus-hit countries, including Pakistan. If the situation persists, the Hajj this year could be severely affected. As per details, the Saudi authorities have directed all airlines to inform passengers of the development and await further orders.

The new travel ban will hurt Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector as every month, tens of thousands of Umrah pilgrims from Muslim countries travel to the Kingdom. However, the move will help prevent the virus from spreading to Saudi Arabia.

Source: Pro Pakistani