Saudi Hajj minister: ‘Mecca Road’ initiative will help facilitate pilgrimage

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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Saleh bin Taher commended the efforts made by all those involved in the Mecca Road initiative which is being implemented for the second year in a row with the support of the ministry of interior.

Taher said in a statement that Mecca Road is an initiative that aims to make a pilgrim’s journey from his country to Mecca or Medina easier.


This will begin with ending the entry visas into Saudi Arabia from a pilgrim’s own country at the airport, where the originating flight takes off from, in collaboration with various related Saudi government agencies to facilitate pilgrimage arrangements and requirements.

The initiative also seeks to continuously pursue the facilitation of all aspects of pilgrimage and provide maximum comfort for pilgrims, the minister added.

Taher also expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Saudi minister of interior and all entities involved including the ministry of foreign affairs and health, the general authority of civil aviation and the customs authority.

Taher added that the kingdom is putting all its efforts into facilitating the Hajj and Umrah process and is planning to achieve this by devising and developing the necessary initiatives.

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