Saudi King Orders Re-opening of Qatar border to Pilgrims

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has approved a submission of Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on the entry of Qatari pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through Salwa border crossing to perform Hajj and to allow all Qatari nationals who wish to enter for Hajj without electronic permits, according to Saudi Press Agency, SPA.
Based on the mediation of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassem Al Thani, the Saudi King also directed that all Qatari pilgrims be transported from King Fahad International Airport in Dammam and Al-Ahsa International Airport within the Programme of the Guests of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for Hajj and Umrah.

King Salman also ordered the dispatch of aircraft belonging to Saudi Airlines to Doha Airport to fly all Qatari pilgrims at his own expense to the city of Jeddah and host them completely at the expense of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques as part of the Programme of the Guests of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, emphasising that all such pilgrims should be Qatari citizens.

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