| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Over 150,000 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia via Makkah Route initiative

In cooperation with partner agencies, the Saudi Ministry of the Interior continues implementing the Makkah Route initiative which saw more than 150,000 Pilgrims arriving to the Kingdom so far.

The intiative aims to provide services for pilgrims coming from seven countries including Morocco, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Türkiye and Côte d’Ivoire, as one of the programs of Saudi Vision 2030.

The Makkah Route initiative aims to complete the pilgrim procedures from their countries, starting with the issuance of electronic visas and collection of vital information, followed by streamlined passport procedures in the departure country’s airport.

These steps are fulfilled after verifying the availability of health requirements, in addition to coding and sorting luggage according to transportation and accommodation arrangements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Upon their arrival, pilgrims go directly to buses to take them to their places of residence in Makkah and Madinah, with designated tracks, while service agencies deliver their luggage to their places of residence.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat