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CORONAVIRUS: Saudi Arabia authorities suspends all visa issuance for pilgrims.



Immigration Authorities in Saudi Arabia have confirmed the suspension of all visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca for their pilgrimage over the epidemic of the new coronavirus which has claimed many lives and has quickly spread across the world.

Saudi foreign ministry revealed that the government is “suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque temporarily”, the foreign ministry further stated that the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be undertaken at any time of year.
The foreign ministry also revealed that the country is suspending visas for tourists visiting from countries where the new virus is a “danger”.

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