DIASPORA HEAT OF THE MOMENT INTERNATIONAL NEWS TOURISM JUST IN: SAUDI-ARABIA ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF LESSER HAJJ FOR INTERNATIONAL PILGRIMS By Admin Posted on July 25, 2021 1 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin By Adeola Abdullah Authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced theb commencement of Lesser Hajj (Umrah) for international pilgrims beginning from August 10. This was announced on Sunday afternoon by the management of the two Holy Mosques (Haramain) on their official social media handles. The commencement will coincide with the beginning of the new lunar calendar year of 1443AH. Saudi authorities had prevented international pilgrims from performing the Hajj pilgrimage for the year 1442AH owing to concerns over the spread of the COVID19 pandemic. Modalities for issuance of Umrah Visa More details shortly.