Saudi tourism commission allows some pilgrims to overstay visa
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Saudi tourism commission allows some pilgrims to overstay visa

Saudi tourism commission allows some pilgrims to overstay visa

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has approved a proposal by the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry allowing visitors who come to perform Umrah to stay for 'some more time' after the expiry of their visa as part of a special tourism package, Saudi Gazette has reported. The new religious tourism visa will be restricted to pilgrims from a limited number of countries such as Singapore, Malaysia as well as American and European countries, said Ziyad Farsi, deputy chairman of the chamber and spokesman of the National Committee for Haj and Umrah. The scheme would be expanded to pilgrims from other countries in later phases after addressing its demerits, Farsi added.

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