Only Hajj pilgrims will be permitted to undertake Umrah between June 24 and July 19, according to a Friday announcement from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
The ministry noted in a tweet that starting on July 19, users will be able to sign up to undertake Umrah through the Eatmarna app once more.
Prior to the Hajj season this year, a total of 172,562 pilgrims entered the Kingdom by Tuesday.
All Muslims who have the means must perform the Hajj at least once in their lives, as it is one of the five pillars of Islam.
This year’s Hajj will be attended by one million pilgrims from within and outside of the Kingdom.
Approximately 2.5 million people will perform the Hajj rite in 2019, making it one of the world’s greatest religious gatherings.
The number of pilgrims permitted to participate in the ritual, however, had been significantly reduced by the Kingdom as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.