Huge Fine to Perform Umrah without Permit in Month of Ramadan

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The Ministry of Interior on Thursday announced that fines will be imposed on those who enter Makkah to perform Umrah or prayer at the Grand Mosque without a valid permit during the holy month of Ramadan.

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SR 10,000 fine for those trying to Perform Umrah without permit

The Interior Ministry said those caught while entering Makkah to perform Umrah without a permit during the holy month of Ramadan will be fined SR 10,000.

The ministry added that anyone who enters the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform prayers without a permit will also be fined SR 1,000.

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According to the ministry, the new regulations will remain in effect until the pandemic is over and public life returns to normal.

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The ministry urged citizens and expatriates to follow the instructions and use the Eatmarna application to obtain a permit to perform Umrah and pray at the Grand Mosque.