COVID-19 vaccination a requirement to perform Umra pilgrimage - Saudi state TV

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement to perform the Umra pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi state TV said

  
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 16, 2018.REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 16, 2018.REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

DUBAI- Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement to perform the Umra pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi state TV said on Sunday, citing a government official.

Umra is a shorter version of the annual Hajj pilgrimage and it can be performed any other time of the year.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by David Clarke) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com;))

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