PHOTOS: Qatari pilgrims flowing through Salwa border crossing for Hajj

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The Salwa border crossing between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has seen a lot of movement since Thursday morning after the decree of King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz to open it and extend all services to facilitate Qatari pilgrims.

According to Fahad Al Otaibi, director of the Salwa crossing, all service and security administrations have been placed on full readiness to serve the pilgrims from Qatar.


The pilgrims came through to the health department at Salwa crossing, said Mohammed Bakhit, a health administrator, where they were checked and vaccinated and presented with certificates.

The center is operating round the clock to provide all the necessary health services to the pilgrims, he added.

Around 120 Qatari pilgrims were served through the crossing until Thursday afternoon, said a director at the immigration department, including pilgrims who did not have electronic Hajj permits.


This was in accordance with the decree issued by King Salman after the mediation of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ali Bin Abdullah Bin Jassim Al Thani.

King Salman ordered that all Qatari pilgrims crossing through Salwa to be flown to Jeddah from Al Ahsa international airport and King Fahad International airport and be hosted as guests of the King.

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