Saudi Arabia bans entry into Grand Mosque, holy places without permit during Hajj season
Saudi Arabia has announced banning the entry into Makkah’s Grand Mosque and the holy Hajj sites without a permit from Monday, reported 24News HD TV channel.
Anyone found attempting to enter Grand Mosque, the area around it and the holy Hajj sites include Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat without a permit will be fined SR10,000.
As per the announcement, the ban will start from Monday till the end of the annual pilgrimage.
The fine will be doubled if the offense is carried out twice, the interior ministry said.
The ministry advised the citizens and residents to abide by instructions issued regarding the Hajj season this year and said that security personnel would carry out their duties on all roads and paths leading to the Grand Mosque and the holy sites to prevent violations and issue penalties to violators.