Saudi Arabia has raised the daily capacity of the Grand Mosque in Makkah Al-Mukarramah to 100,000 pilgrims and 60,000 worshipers, with an emphasis on implementing precautionary measures, in coordination with the competent authorities.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah stated that, in coordination with the competent authorities, the capacity will be raised with the possibility of booking through the “Tawakulna” application to perform Umrah and perform prayers inside the Great Mosque of Mecca, according to Saudi media.
The ministry had recently revealed that 10 million pilgrims were able to perform Umrah, since the launch of the safe Umrah model and the gradual return of Umrah, prayers, and visits, pointing out that the number of visas with the beginning of Umrah in 1443 AH exceeded 12,000 from various countries.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah also allowed those over the age of 70 to perform Umrah, provided that they had received the vaccine against the Coronavirus.
The ministry stated earlier that the ages of those who are allowed to perform Umrah from inside the Kingdom and issue a permit through the “Umrahna” or “Tawakulna” application must be between 18-70 years old, according to the instructions of the Ministry of Health previously, and that those over 70 years old cannot be Performing Umrah and issuing permits even if they have received the Corona vaccines.
Taking the vaccine will be a prerequisite for granting permits to those wishing to perform the rituals of Umrah, pray in the Grand Mosque, and visit the Prophet’s Mosque, according to the available time slots that fulfill the desire of the pilgrim and the visitor on the dates of performing Umrah and visit.