Riyadh, April 6: Saudi Arabia will use a mobile application to facilitate visitors' pilgrimage to Mecca during the holy month of Ramzan, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said.
Travellers observing Umrah, a form of pilgrimage to Mecca, can book their Umrah ritual via the application Eatmarna and enjoy a smoother and safer experience, the ministry said on Tuesday. Ramzan 2022 Time Table: Sehri and Iftar Timings for 4th Roza of Ramadan on April 6 in Mumbai, Delhi, and Lucknow.
Eatmarna, which translates to "let's perform Umrah," was originally developed to manage visits during the Covid-19 pandemic when social distancing regulations were in place, Xinhua news agency reported.
The application's success in ensuring equal access for all worshippers and providing a seamless experience has led the ministry to continue its use after the lifting of restrictions.
In March, Saudi Arabia announced removing all Covid-related travel restrictions. Travellers no longer need to provide PCR tests or proof of vaccination to enter the country. Institutional quarantine requirements have also been removed.
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