JAKARTA - The Saudi Arabian government has lifted the "suspend" flight from Indonesia starting December 1, 2021 so that citizens of the country can fly directly to Saudi Arabia without having to transit to a third country, said an official from the Indonesian Ministry of Religion. The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), dated November 25, 2021, also applies to flights for Umrah pilgrims," said the Ministry of Religion's Director General of Hajj and Umrah (PHU) Hilman Latief in a written statement in Jakarta, Sunday. The departure of Umrah pilgrims can be carried out immediately on December 1, 2021. Because there is still a preparation process that must be carried out, including related to data collection for pilgrims, service packages, and visa processing. organizing Umrah," said Hilman, who is currently still in Saudi Arabia. "My team and I The Consul for Hajj at the Indonesian Consulate General in Jeddah is scheduled to discuss and discuss the scenario for organizing Umrah with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia," he said.
Hilman said his party at the meeting would explain Indonesia's readiness and scenarios for the departure of Umrah pilgrims during the pandemic. These scenarios include the one gate policy, quarantine scheme, validation of vaccine certificates and PCR results, Umrah rituals during a pandemic, and others. "With the Saudi Ministry of Haj, we will also discuss the scheme and duration of quarantine in Saudi Arabia. The Director General of PHU hopes that this joint scenario can be agreed upon soon so that it can serve as a guide for the government, organizers of Umrah pilgrimages (PPIU), and also pilgrims. "Hopefully the Indonesian Umrah pilgrims can immediately cure their longing for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land," said Hilman Latief.
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