Hajj as well as Umrah service providers are liable to pay a fine of SR25,000 per each pilgrim who is allowed to stay within the Kingdom after the expiry of their passports as per Jawazat.
Capt. Abdul Rahman Al-Qathami said the sanctions will be imposed on companies like the Hajj and Umrah businesses since they are responsible to return pilgrims to their homes before their visas run out.
In a live broadcast titled “First Bulletin” on the Al-Ekhbariya channel Al-Qathami stated that those who are the Hajj as well as Umrah service providers are responsible for an enormous responsibility in maintaining the regulations for visas in light of the return of pilgrims’ travel in massive numbers following the dismantling of many coronavirus preventive measures and measures.
He claimed that representatives from several Hajj and Umrah firms were called in the past to look into allegations of violations committed against them.
Up to 208 businesses were found guilty of violating the law as well as penalties imposed against all of them He said, noting that the fines for violations will start at the amount of SR25,000 per pilgrim.
Visit visa for Umrah
In a similar development, the Doyof al-Rahman Program has revealed that there are a variety of electronic visas that are suitable for the purposes of Umrah and tourists are able to avail these. The program also revealed the names of the countries that could benefit from this program.
There are several types of visas available, including the visa to visit to be used for Umrah or the Umrah visa issued by foreign agents, as well as the transit visa.
The countries that would get a visitor’s visa to be used for Umrah are those from the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, China, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Brunei, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary and Hungary, the Netherlands as well as Greece.
The list comprises Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Australia and New Zealand.
Doyof Al-Rahman Program is one of the numerous initiatives that have been created under the auspices of Saudi Vision 2030. The aim of the program is to enhance the quality and experience for Hajj and Umrah and also the services that are provided by Doyof Al-Rahman (the guests of God).