Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah by a statement said that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has decided to organize Hajj this year under strict health precautions. This shall be for a limited number of pilgrims from among only nationals and residents of Saudi Arabia to ensure the safe performance of the rites and protection of all pilgrims against the threats of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as indicated in the Ministry’s statement.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia is the competent authority for everything related to the affairs of pilgrims, Hajj and Umrah. It is the governmental body authorized to coordinate amongst the different governmental sectors and the officials of Hajj and Umrah in Islamic countries and the rest of the world. The ministry’s role extends to planning, implementation, supervision and monitoring to ensure that the best services are provided to visitors to the two Holy Mosques.
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At the same time, Consulate General of India Jeddah postponeS all tenders in connection with Haj 2020
Dated: 17 March, 2020
In view of the precautionary measures advised by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (in relation to spread of COVID-19), the following tenders for Haj 2020 are put on hold, till further notice:-
a. Madinah Renting of buildings
b. Supply of Umbrella
c. Supply of Plastic Items
d. Services of Azizia Transport
e. Supply of SIM Cards
For any clarification, please contact Vice Consul (Haj) on +966-12- 6639351, e-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org