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Saudi Arabia won’t increase 15-day Umrah visa limit

The Saudi cabinet has rejected calls from local companies and agents abroad to increase the 15-day limit on Umrah visas during Ramadan, Arab News has reported. The government also said it would not grant visas for individuals under 17 years of age, if they are not accompanied by close relatives. It would also not issue visas for women under 45 years of age without mahrams, or male guardians, the report said.