Children below 12 years to visit Haram & Masjid-e-Nabvi


  • Ministry of Hajj and Umrah updatesΒ its coronavirus-related restrictions.
  • Announces Saudi citizens, foreigners aged 12 and above can acquire permits to perform Umrah.
  • Allows kids below 12 years to visit outer courtyards of the Grand Mosque of Makkah and Masjid-e-Nabvi.


As per mentioned tweet from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s citizens and foreigners aged 12 and above can avail Umrah permits, as per the new regulations.

A statement issued by the official Twitter account for the publication of news related to the Two Holy Mosques said: “The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has officially announced: those aged 12 and above from inside and outside of the Kingdom” to obtain permits for Umrah, Prayers in the Grand Mosque and Rawdah and Ziyarah provided the individual is vaccinated according to the requirements.”

Moreover, children below the age of 12 years will also be allowed to enter the outer courtyards of the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah, said the government.

Last month, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had updated their coronavirus-related restrictions by allowing foreigners to perform Umrah in the Grand Mosque of Makkah.


A statement issued in this regard said that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has updated its vaccination requirements for Umrah pilgrims “coming from abroad”.

According to the new requirements, the pilgrims traveling to KSA on an Umrah visa, who are inoculated with any vaccine approved by the Kingdom will be allowed to perform Umrah immediately, without having to quarantine upon arrival.

Kids Below 12 years allowed to visit Masjid Haram & Nabvi?

kids allowed

As per the KSA Ministry of Hajj & Umrah kids are now allowed to visit Masjid Haram however they are still not allowed to perform Umrah.

Are children allowed in Masjid Nabwi?

Children under the age of 15 are allowed to enter Masjid Haram πŸ•‹ & al Nabvai πŸ•Œ and its courtyards.