There is no age limit for children accompanying their parents to attend The Two Holy Mosques, Hajj Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary of the Umrah and Service of Pilgrims performers Hisham Bin Abdel Moneim Saeed has confirmed.
Saeed explained in the interview to Al Saudiya channel that to arrange pilgrims in accordance with the capacity of absorption Saeed clarified that the Ministry has set a minimum age of issuance of permits in order to practice Umrah and to pray during Al-Rawdah Sharifa to be limited to children aged five and above.
Pilgrims who wish to perform Umrah are able to obtain permits using applications like Eatamarna and Tawakkalna applications, Saeed said, while noting that both apps are essential to ease the administrative processes and to understand the the absorptive capacity as well as to enhance pilgrims’ experience on the internet.
No Age Limit for Entering Two Holy Mosques
Age Limits have been removed for Makkah & Madina.
Individuals who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or are not fully immunized can participate in Umrah and be admitted to into the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque in the condition they do not have a history of infection with coronavirus , or in contact with persons who were confirmed to be infected by the virus.
It is important to note it is noteworthy that the Hajj and Umrah Ministry, in light of the decision to end the precautionary measures within The Two Holy Mosques, has cancelled the permissions to worship inside the Grand Mosque and the permits to visit the Prophet’s Mosque.
It is still required to have permits in order to perform Umrah and to visit the Al-Rawdah Sharifa inside the mosque of the Prophet in Madinah.
The ministry also cancelled the requirement for submitting unapproved PCR test in addition to removing the quarantine for home and institution for pilgrims who are coming from overseas.
There’s also no requirement to sign up for immunizations for pilgrims who are from outside of the Kingdom in order to obtain the Umrah permit.
The social distancing rules within The Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque have been canceled, however all must wear facemasks.