Court allows Zahid release of passport to perform umrah pilgrimage
High Court judge allows his application after the lead prosecutor says the prosecution was instructed not to object.
Compulsory booster jabs for umrah a requirement by Saudi Arabia, says religious affairs minister
Idris Ahmad says Saudi Arabia has issued a circular with which Malaysia must comply.
Malaysia’s Omicron caseload rises to 245
The majority of Omicron cases were recorded among travellers returning from the umrah pilgrimage.
Govt suspends umrah travel over Omicron concerns
The measure will take effect on Jan 8.
Saudi Arabia to reopen borders for vaccinated umrah pilgrims
Authorities will begin accepting travel requests from Aug 9.
Saudis approve Sinovac vaccine
This will allow millions of Muslims who have been administered with the Chinese vaccine to perform the haj or umrah to Mecca.
Indonesia travel businesses on knees as Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimages
The huge losses and months of operating without an income has compelled some haj and umrah operators to close their businesses permanently.
Saudi Arabia considers barring overseas haj pilgrims for second year
Millions of pilgrims from around the world crowding into the holy cities would be a hotbed for virus transmission.
‘Immunised’ Muslim pilgrims in Mecca as Ramadan begins
Only immunised pilgrims are eligible for permits to perform the pilgrimage and to attend prayers in the Grand Mosque during Ramadan.
Saudi to allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims to Mecca
Only those who have received two doses of the vaccine, those administered a single dose at least 14 days prior, and people who have recovered from the infection will be eligible for permits.
Saudi Arabia to lift umrah travel ban in stages
Saudis and foreign residents will be allowed to perform the umrah at 30% capacity by Oct 4.
Saudi to reopen travel for GCC citizens, may allow umrah next year
Under this arrangement, some sectors would be allowed to travel, including government officials, diplomats and individuals needing urgent medical attention.