Elsewhere, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi welcomed the reopening of umrah flights from Indonesia after the Saudi Arabian government has decided to issue visas following temporary suspension.
“We are very pleased with the reopening of umrah flights from Indonesia. We call on the umrah pilgrims to be disciplined to follow the health protocols during a flight and haj. Hopefully, the umrah pilgrimage will run smoothly and everyone is in good health,” said Budi.
Based on the information provided by the Indonesian Transportation Attaché in Jeddah, currently, only Saudia is allowed to transport the umrah pilgrims from the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Asia, and Africa.
This step is part of the efforts to strictly implement the health protocols during the pandemic. The trials will take place from November-December.
The Ministry of Transportation has coordinated with the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Saudi Arabian Aviation Authority in providing national flights from Indonesia to serve umrah pilgrims. Also, to include the airlines in the e-system booking procedures for umrah, the statement added.
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