Jakarta, (UNA-OIC) – The Indonesian government will tighten the implementation of health protocols for Umrah pilgrims as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 transmission, acting Director-General of Hajj and Minor Hajj, Religious Affairs Ministry, Oman Fathurahman stated.
“We will monitor and ensure that umrah tour operators adhere to the rules stipulated in the Religious Minister Regulation No. 719 of 2020 on guidance for Umrah tour operators during the COVID-19 pandemic. This must be understood as part of the government’s protection for pilgrims,” Fathurahman noted in a statement here on Friday.
Indonesian Muslims can perform umrah after November 20, as the Saudi Arabian authority had halted the pilgrimage for evaluation following the first reopening of umrah on November 1, 2020.