Umrah pilgrims and visitors from outside the country can visit any city in the kingdom during the 30-day Umrah visa period, the Saudi daily Al-Youm reported.
Can I travel to other cities on Umrah Visa?
The Ministry of Hajj for Umrah Affairs, Abdul Aziz Wazzan, said that the Umrah programs will witness a qualitative leap this year in enabling Umrah pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom to visit any city during the 30-day Umrah visa period, including 15 days to visit the two Holy Mosques. To get him next to Umrah or visit for a longer time, in the event that the Umrah companies must applied for additional time.
Umrah Visa Holder can visit Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and any other cities of Saudi Arabia including Holy Places.
Wazan confirmed that the Umrah visas are issued in a large way, expecting that the number of pilgrims this year will reach 8 million and 500 thousand pilgrims until the end of the month of Shawwal next.
He also revealed that the number of pilgrims, last year, exceeded 7 million pilgrims.
For his part, Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Abdul Fattah Mushat, said that those who come to Umrah this year can visit any region or any city in the Kingdom. Their visas will not be limited to the two Holy Mosques, but will allow every pilgrim to visit any area and any heritage or tourist sites. Tourist program before coming to the Kingdom.
He added: “If the next to Umrah needs more than this time, the Umrah companies can submit an application, before the arrival of the pilgrim, includes the period required by the person, and that the Ministry of Hajj request the relevant authorities in the process