King Salman approves assist for Hajj, Umrah operators
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman accredited a spread of initiatives geared toward helping corporations and people working in assist of Islamic pilgrimages, Saudi state information company SPA mentioned late on Monday.
The initiatives are geared toward mitigating the monetary and financial results of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the sector that gives assist for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, SPA mentioned.
They embody exempting lodging services from the annual charges for municipal business actions’ licenses within the cities of Makkah and Medina, the place the Islamic pilgrimages happen.
Services working within the sector may also be exempted from working expatriates’ charges for six months, and might renew the Ministry of Tourism’s licenses for lodging services freed from cost within the two cities for a 12 months, which could be prolonged.
For expatriates working in actions associated to Hajj and Umrah, the gathering of residency renewal charges shall be postponed for six months, supplied that the quantities are paid in instalments over a 12 months, SPA mentioned.
Bus licenses working in services transporting pilgrims will stay legitimate with out cost for a 12 months, and the gathering of customs duties for brand spanking new buses shall be postponed for the upcoming Hajj season for 3 months. They are going to be paid in installments over a interval of 4 months from the due date.