After a long time, suspension of Umrah, the Saudi ministry finally decided to resume the Umrah ritual from August 2023. Overseas especially residents of the UK are allowed to get Umrah visas and complete their dream journey without any hassle. With this, the Saudi ministry also announced eligibility requirements for pilgrims. For the British pilgrims, it is great to undertake this journey and book the Umrah package in advance. We at Eiman Travels have licensed agents who aim to provide free advice and provide affordable Umrah packages for the UK’s residents.
For the UK’s residents, many travel companies are offering the best tour and Umrah packages. The Saudi government started to receive Umrah applications from the UK’s residents. All the visitors need to enter Saudi Arabia with an approved visa and spent 15 days in Makkah and Medina. The Saudi ministries also cleared that only vaccinate people are allowed to enter the KSA for the tour or Umrah purposes. Some conditions that create a safe environment for the pilgrims are:
Saudi Hajj/Umrah ministry Launched the EATMARNA App that could be used to get a permit and appointment to perform Umrah. The domestic and foreign pilgrims are free to use this app and can download this app on their hand phones. This app is available for Android and iPhone users and users can use it easily. For Umrah, the pilgrims get a permit to have an experience of Ziarah and Prayer in the Holy Masjid through Etamarna and spend three hours there to complete rituals.
Once you registered on an account, now you are free to book an appointment for Umrah, prayers, and Ziarah. The app would save all permits and schedules of the pilgrims that would be obtained already. On the other hand, it also displays flight and hotel booking details. For the permit, click on the permit option and it will display your name on the app. Then you should continue by selecting your name and also add your family members' names if you go with them. You also need to enter their details or status like iqama, bordar number, and click on the “Add” option. So, you should follow these rules and get secured services for the Umrah ritual in the Haram Sharif.