The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) has issued a set of guidelines for Umrah pilgrims from Qatar while announcing the procedures for going to Makkah. A video, posted by Awqaf on its Twitter handle, asked the citizens and residents to complete registration via the Tawakkalna App while it said three days quarantine is needed in the hotel. “Requesting an Umrah permit through Eatmarna Application is needed,” the video said.
The residents in Qatar (non GCC-citizens) should complete the following proceedings before starting the trip: The Umrah package must be booked through an accredited Umrah agent and a Saudi Umrah company that guarantees housing, transportation and accomodation. The agent, through the Saudi company then should book Umrah’s and the visit through the Eatmarna Application. The Umrah company then should ensure visas for visitors.
A negative PCR test result must be presented in order to confirm that the traveller is not infected. The test result, not exceeding 72 hours before travel, should be from an accredited centre in the country, in which the pilgrim resides.