The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said that the phased revival of Umrah and Ziarat will begin with citizens from within the country and Saudi expats residing there. Those wishing to perform Umrah and Ziarat will get permission from the ‘Etemarna’ اعتمرنا application.
According to the Sources
The Ministry has launched the Etemarna اعتمرنا application on September 27 for IOS users and for android it will be launched soon.
Procedure to Get Permit for Umrah & Visit Masjid-e-Nabwi
|1||First, Download the اعتمرنا application from here. (Download)|
|2||After download the application select your language.|
|3||Second step is to get register on the Etemarna اعتمرنا application with National ID or Saudi Iqama no. You will have to use same username & password for Tawakkalna application if you already registered in it.|
|4||After submitting the form of registration, you will get a verification code on your registered mobile number.|
After the completion of registration process, you will have to select the type of applicant.
a). Local citizens.
b). Saudi expats.
c). International pilgrims. (Please note that from Nov 01, 2020 international pilgrims will be allowed to enter).
4). GCC citizens.
After getting registered, you will get 2 options,
a). Performing Umrah.
b). Praying in the Masjid-e-Haram.
|7||12 caravans of Umrah pilgrims will be allowed to perform Umrah in 4 hours. Umrah permits will be issued to people between the ages of 18 and 65. Umrah pilgrims will be divided into groups. Each group will be accompanied by a health professional.|
|8||Please note that children will be allowed to accompany their parents as long as they are added to the Tawakkalna application under the applicant’s dependents. You can also add dependents to accompany them to perform the Umrah.|
|9||Select the date and time for Umrah, as each pilgrim will be given 3 hours to complete Umrah.|
|10||Later, depending on the availability, the user will be given the option of day and time, after which the user will have to gather at the centres to be set up in Makkah on the appointed day and time.|
Details and locations of these centres will be released later.
- Upon arrival, the officer will have to show his/ her permit.
- Umrah must be performed following safety precautions and following instructions.
- After performing Umrah, one has to return to the same centre.
The Ministry further said that,
If the user wants to stay in a hotel in Makkah after performing Umrah, he will have the option, but he will have to get a permit to perform prayers in the Haram.
This rule will apply to the residents of Makkah concerning Haram Makki Sharif. If they want to pray in the Haram, they have to get permission for it.
Special app for Umrah and Ziarat ‘Etemarna’ اعتمرنا
Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah has said that a special app ‘Etemarna’ اعتمرنا has been developed for Umrah, prayers and pilgrimage. From September 27, the first phase of Umrah and Ziarat will be available on iOS, Android system 7 days before the start.
This App will allow you to visit the Holy Cities easily
With the help of Etemarna اعتمرنا app, pilgrims who want to perform Umrah, pilgrimage and prayers in Makkah and Madinah will be able to go to the holy cities. Umrah pilgrimage and prayer times will be organized through this app. Travel will be planned and booking will be possible.
Health and other information can be easily entered and be provided to the Ministry
He said that with the help of Etemarna اعتمرنا app, visitors will be able to enter the required information directly. In this regard, getting rid of the Code 19 virus will be the main condition. Visitors will choose the time and date on their own, but only as many people as will be allowed.
Umrah, pilgrimage and prayer permits will be issued only after the candidate submits the certificate of being free from Coronavirus. For more information keep in touch with our website.