“Saudi Arabia stops “Umrah transit” visas for Egyptians

2024-06-24 2024-06-24T19:33:53Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانعة مُحتوى

Weather of Arabia - The authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia decided to stop issuing one of the Umrah visas to Egypt after the crisis of the 2024 Hajj season. The Saudi authorities announced the suspension of the “B2C” visa, which allows its holder to obtain a visa and travel without the need for a trip organizer, after the crisis that occurred during the Hajj season. This has become unacceptable.

A source in the Chamber of Tourism and Travel Companies indicated that stopping B2C Umrah visas to Egypt does not mean canceling them completely, but rather organizing them to be through an approved tourist agent, stressing that these decisions are regulatory, and are in line with the rules set by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the beginning of each season. Umrah.

Hajj season 2024 and B2C visas

He explained that the 2024 Hajj season crisis was the result of the issuance of unregulated visas, which led to the suspension of the “B2C” Umrah visa. He pointed out that there are two types of Umrah visas, the first is the B2B visa, which is considered the regular visa for Umrah and works normally, and the second is the B2C, which allows the pilgrim to travel to the Holy Lands indirectly, where he first goes to the Emirates or the Sultanate of Oman with a special visa, and waits there. For a 6-hour transit period, then he leaves for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah rituals on a “B2C” visa.

See also:

Saudi Arabia | Announcing the start date of the Umrah season after Hajj, and how can one obtain a visa?

Saudi Arabia | An official investigation into an accidental birth replacement incident


Sources:

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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