Saudi Arabia imposes travel restrictions to holy land over coronavirus months ahead of hajj pilgrimage Updated for 2021

82,087FansLike
2,966FollowersFollow
2,700SubscribersSubscribe
82,087FansLike
3,122FollowersFollow
2,700SubscribersSubscribe

Updated: March 7, 2021

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday it was imposing travel restrictions on foreign nationals to the holy land out of concern over the spread of the coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia said it will block foreigners from traveling to Mecca and the Kaaba.

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

The Kaaba is the cube-shaped structure at the center of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

The Associated Press quoted Saudi authorities as saying that the travel limits also apply to the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in Medina.

AP said Saudi officials have halted entry to the kingdom by those with tourist visas from countries affected by coronavirus.

Fox News noted that “The efforts to shield Islam’s holiest sites come months ahead of the annual hajj, which will begin in July. The number of pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia who attend the event can reach 2 million or more”.

[/read_more]

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

TRENDING

Confidential U.S. government report concludes Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed leading ethnic cleansing in Tigray region

A confidential U.S. government report has concluded that the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia along with allied militia fighters are leading a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in Tigray."Whole villages were severely damaged or completely erased," the report, first obtained by The New York Times, says.It adds that fighters from the neighboring Amhara region of Ethiopia who moved to Tigray...

Stay connected

[/read_more]

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Share
Tweet
Reddit
Pocket
Share
More