Saudi Arabia Visit Visa Extension & Thermal Camera Removed at Makkah
Saudi Arabia extends free visit visas until November 30th.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the validity of visit visas for citizens of countries subject to travel bans will be extended until November 30.
The visa extension would be done automatically and without any payments, according to a statement on the ministry’s Twitter account.
The ministry underlined that the recipients will be holders of visit visas whose validity had expired during the period when direct entrance to Saudi Arabia from these countries was suspended due to the coronavirus epidemic.
According to the statement, this measure is part of the Saudi government’s ongoing efforts to address the implications and ramifications of COVID-19, as well as to mitigate its economic and budgetary consequences. Trending Now: Riyadh Season 2021: Event Tickets Plus Linking Tawakkalna
This expansion is in accordance with King Salman, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Lebanon are all subject to a travel restriction.
Thermal cameras have been removed from the Makkah Grand Mosque as Corona restrictions are relaxed.
Saudi officials withdrew thermal cameras from the Grand Mosque in Makkah after two years of installation, as part of the Kingdom’s relaxation of prohibitions against the Corona virus.
According to Gulf News, the General Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques removed all equipment used to monitor the temperatures of worshipers before entering the Grand Mosque on Friday.
The thermal cameras had been stationed at the Holy Mosque’s entry gates for almost 20 months before the president decided to remove them while loosening security and requiring visitors to get permissions through the Eatmarna app to do Umrah and prayers. Watch More: Gulf Tech & News