The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year. File photo: AFP The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year. File photo: AFP
The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year. File photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to lift ban on ‘umrah’ pilgrimage to Mecca

  • The year-round umrah pilgrimage was suspended seven months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Saudi Arabia will allow visitors from outside the kingdom to perform umrah from November 1

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The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year. File photo: AFP The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year. File photo: AFP
The umrah usually attracts millions of Muslims from across the globe each year. File photo: AFP
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