|Sunday 1 July
Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia, a measure on the pilgrims of Qatar, for lack of responsiveness of the Office of their affairs with the concerned authorities in the Kingdom.
The Ministry announced that it will allocate a website to enable the "brothers" in Qatarto contract directly for the performance of the Hajj, starting next July.
"Due to the lack of responsiveness of the Hajj Affairs Office with concerned parties to finalize arrangements for the affairs and requirements of Qatari pilgrims and to waste time without making any progress in completing the necessary procedures to enable Qatari citizens to perform Hajj, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah welcomes the arrival of the brothers ," she said in an official statement. Qataris wishing to perform Hajj for the year 1439 AH through King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, And those who wish to perform Hajj from the brothers can register by means of the link that will be allocated on the website of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, which will be available from July 14.
"The Qatari pilgrims can sign the services they need (accommodation, transport and subsistence) in Mecca, Madinah and holy places with the national institution concerned with serving pilgrims in Qatar and according to their wishes, like other pilgrims from around the world," the ministry said.
She pointed out that the arrival and departure of Qatari pilgrims through King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, and through any airline, except Qatar Airways.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the end of the arrangements for the arrival of about two million pilgrims from all over the world for the pilgrimage season this year 1439H, in accordance with the directives of the King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to harness human and material resources, And enable them to perform the great corner with ease and tranquility.
On Sunday (June 10th), Kuwait Airways announced that it had received Saudi instructions to allow Qataris to travel to Jeddah and Madinah airports to perform Umrah without the prior permission of the authorities.
The Kuwaiti company denied rumors in a number of media about the Saudi authorities preventing Qatari citizens from performing Umrah,
Last year, Saudi Arabia imposed conditions to allow Qataris to perform Hajj and Umrah, including prior permission, through consulates in other countries, Saudi Arabia to transport them from Doha, and others.
Qatar rejected these conditions and demanded that its pilgrims, citizens and residents, be permitted to perform the Sunnah and obligatory prayers in the holy places of pilgrimage, and not to "politicize" the pilgrimage season.