COVID vaccination a requirement to perform Umra pilgrimage – Saudi state TV




FILE PHOTO: Muslims perform Umrah in Mecca after authorities ease restrictions

DUBAI (Reuters) – 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)