Saudi Gazette report
JEDDAH — Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah has concluded his official go to to Türkiye that aimed toward introducing the Turkish facet with the companies supplied by Saudi Arabia to facilitate the arrival of extra pilgrims to the Two Holy Mosques.
The official go to of the minister, which was accompanied by a high-level delegation from the Ministry’s leaders, companions of the Hajj and Umrah system, and representatives of the non-public sector and events associated to serving pilgrims, was additionally aimed toward enhancing cooperation and worldwide communication.
Throughout assembly with Ali Erbaş, Turkish president of the Presidency of Non secular Affairs, Dr. Al-Rabiah confirmed the keenness of the Kingdom and all its sectors on growing the supplied companies to the pilgrims,
He additionally harassed the digitization of the Umrah procedures with a view to contribute in making a qualitative shift in enriching the pilgrims expertise, and likewise to realize the Saudi Imaginative and prescient 2030.
The joint efforts between Saudi Arabia and Türkiye have contributed to the arrival of greater than 406,000 Turkish Umrah pilgrims in 1444 AH, he stated.
He added that for the reason that begin of the Umrah season of 1445 AH, the variety of Turkish pilgrims has reached greater than 50,000 pilgrims, recording a 60% improve in comparison with the earlier yr.
Dr. Al-Rabiah has additionally introduced that Saudi Arabia has included Türkiye among the many record of nations eligible to acquire the digital go to visa (E-VISA). The Turkish pilgrims will be capable to acquire the e-visa inside 5 minutes.
The e-visa will allow the Turkish pilgrims to carry out Umrah, go to the Prophet’s Mosque, and likewise to go to completely different cities of the Kingdom.
It additionally permits them for a number of entry into Saudi Arabia, and to remain for as much as 90 days. The e-visa will likely be legitimate for three hundred and sixty five days (one yr).
He stated that this comes as an extension of the strategic relations between the 2 nations, and an emphasis on offering all services to pilgrims.
The official go to has additionally witnessed holding quite a lot of expanded conferences with Turkish officers in private and non-private sectors.
The conferences reviewed the efforts constructed from greater than 30 Saudi authorities our bodies working throughout the Hajj and Umrah system, with a view to speed up the work to boost the strategic bilateral cooperation between the 2 sides.
The conferences reviewed the efforts made to lift the standard of the supplied service for pilgrims coming from Türkiye.
Furthermore, the go to included introducing the Umrah Nusuk platform, which is the Unified Nationwide Digital platform that permits the guests to decide on quite a lot of companies choices equivalent to lodging, transportation, and flight reservation.
Among the many companies supplied by the platform is the flexibility for customers to acquire dependable official data, along with complete guides to historic and Islamic websites.