ISLAMABAD: Above 11.2 million pilgrims have visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since starting of the Umrah season commenced on Muharram 1, 1444 Hijri.
A complete of 12,67,490 Umrah pilgrims have visited the Saudi Arabia, in accordance with a report of the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Umrah pilgrims from Indonesia, probably the most populous Muslim nation, ranked first among the many nations which had despatched the best variety of pilgrims.
Total 3,17,200 Indonesian pilgrims arrived within the holy land to carry out Umrah in the course of the ongoing season.
Pakistan got here second with 195,224 pilgrims visited the Kingdom to carry out Umrah.
An overwhelming majority of 880,929 Umrah pilgrims got here by air, in accordance with the Saudi Hajj and Umrah Ministry.
There are 470 Saudi firms and institutions which can be licensed to supply companies to the Umrah pilgrims and guests in the course of the 10-month Umrah season that ends on Dhul Qa’advert 29, simply earlier than the annual pilgrimage of Hajj.
Saudi Arabia has prolonged the Umrah visa interval from one month to 3 months and the pilgrims are allowed to travel all through the Kingdom throughout their visa interval. The visa interval will finish earlier than the three-month if it overlaps the Hajj season.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah burdened the necessity for Umrah firms and institutions to commit to supply all of the required service packages to the pilgrims with the intention of elevating the standard of companies within the sector, and facilitating the journey of the pilgrims in order to achieve the targets of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.