Saudi Arabia has stated that Muslims who are holding World Cup ticket will be able to conduct Umrah in the country without having to pay for a visa.
Middle East Eye Online news website stated, there is no need to pay to perform the pilgrimage in Makkah for individuals, who have Hayya cards, which is the identification card given to spectators attending Fifa World Cup matches in Qatar.
Hayya card holders may stay in Saudi Arabia for up to two months, according to a recent announcement made by Khaled al-Shammari, an assistant director of the visa division at the Saudi foreign ministry.
The cardholders could enter and exit Saudi Arabia many times during the two-month term without having to enter Qatar, Shammari told Ekhbariya TV, adding that the visa is free but medical insurance must be obtained through the visa portal.
Participants in the event will also stay in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates in addition to the host country, next month.