Due to the reverence of Masjid al-Haram, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has issued a number of directives for Umrah travellers.
It advised pilgrims to respect others’ right to privacy and refrain from taking pictures or films of people without their consent. It also prompted travellers to remember not to photograph worshippers or cause them any kind of disturbance.
In a similar vein, Saudi Civil Defense has also advised pilgrims to refrain from bringing bags to the sacred mosque as it disrupts other visitors.
The Haramain Sharifain government has sent female authorities to lead the female pilgrims in order to make sure these rules are observed.
To ensure that pilgrims have no trouble conversing, the administration has also promised to hire female guides who speak Urdu, English, Turkish, Persian, French, or Uzbek.
Together with 68 worshipping places, 22 entry points, and 11 restrooms, additional women-only passageways have been constructed throughout Masjid al-Haram.
Ramadan Only Allows One Umrah
In order to accommodate more people, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has also declared that pilgrims may only complete one Umrah throughout Ramadan. It has reminded pilgrims that obtaining an Umrah permission using the “Nusuk” app is required.