Saudi Arabia suspends entry for purpose of Umrah


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended entry for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet's mosque.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), this comes as a precautionary measure amidst fears over COVID-19. 

They have also clarified that tourists coming from countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus will not be granted entry. 

GCC nationals will not be able to use their national identity cards to travel to and from Saudi Arabia for the time being, in order for concerned authorities to carry out the necessary health screenings and precautionary measures at assigned entry points. 

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Dubai Eye on One

    7:00am - 11:00am

    Keeping you updated, this is The Business Breakfast, setting your agenda for the day. You're listening to Dubai Eye, live on Dubai One

  • The Music Mix

    11:00am - 2:00pm

    Enjoy your favourite music back to back commercial free, tune in to the Music Mix everyday from 1 until 2 for the music you love and the news updates you need

On Dubai Eye

Business Breakfast