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Bodies of Egyptian citizens returned home for funeral rites
Pilgrimages will be allowed to take place at full capacity as in previous years, once risks associated with coronavirus pandemic come to an end
If no treatment or vaccine is found for COVID-19, Umrah season for 2021 will be symbolic, says Alaa El Ghamri
Ministry of Tourism explained the process of applying for Umrah through the new Egyptian platform, during a press conference on Sunday.
The ministry revealed that the Saudi Arabia’s Umrah index monitored 7.2m visa issuances until last Thursday, bringing the total number of arrivals to 6.6 million pilgrims.
Egyptian Travel Agents Accusation (ETAA) presented a memorandum to the minister of tourism for cancelling the membership of 18 travel agencies not only from the chamber’s membership, but also from the Egyptian Tourism Federation due to their violation of Article 9 of Law No 38 for 1968, according to a Saturday press statement. The violating …
The Supreme Committee for Hajj and Umrah (lower lesser pilgrimage), confirmed that no Egyptian citizens will travel for the Umrah without taking the ministry of tourism’s approval. The committee announced on Wednesday during its meeting with the Minister of Tourism, Rania Al-Mashat, that it has taken a number of decisions to protect the market. The …
The prices of Umrah programmes will increase by at least 30–50% in the first phase of the upcoming pilgrimage season, according to Basel El-Sisi, former trustee of the Egyptian Travel Agents Association. A programme that was worth EGP 8,000 last season will be worth EGP 13,000 this season, he said, and the prices will jump …
Prices in last days of Ramadan may reach EGP 16,000-EGP 20,000, tourism workers say
Fund will be launched at the end of the current Umrah season
Another meeting will also be scheduled this month to agree on the mechanism for the Hajj season
The company did not price its tickets according to highest FX rates, but rather the average rate
Flights between the two countries declined by 50%, particularly private Egyptian and Saudi flights
19 Egyptians dead, including 3 siblings, in a bus accident in Saudi Arabia
The bus was transporting 44 Egyptians during Umrah
Egypt one of the largest Umrah markets with 945,000 pilgrims last year
300% increase in the number of Gulf tourists during the third quarter of 2014
Association launches advertising campaign on four television channels to promote coming Hajj season
Tourist companies fear effect of coronavirus on Egyptians performing Umrah during Ramadan
Ministry of tourism and travel agents sector prepare for the Umrah season
Saudi Arabia was the first overseas destination for Interim President Adly Mansour
The Saudi government cited ongoing infrastructural projects in the holy city of Mecca as the primary cause for the cut.