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General Instructions

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Pilgrims arriving by air

1. Branches of the Ministry of Pilgrimage shall follow up the pilgrims departure to Jeddah, and Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah on the date specified herein. They shall take the appropriate measures against any violation committed by the establishments officials in charge of pilgrim's departure. The party causing the violation shall bear the accommodation expenses of the mentioned pilgrims together with their board and all the consequences of such a violation.

2. The competent authority in the Ministry of Pilgrimage shall ensure that taxis and private vehicle owners will abstain from transporting any pilgrim from Makkah Al-Mukarramah to Jeddah or Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah and vice versa. Only through the General Cars Syndicate or by the Ministry of Pilgrimage they are allowed to be transported, with the exception of those who have a permit to move about freely by any transportation means.

3. Branch of the Ministry of Pilgrimage in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah shall take the necessary action to open control centers to ensure that no pilgrims travel from Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah unless on the set dates as per the instructions of the Higher Commission for Monitoring of Pilgrims Transport resolution and the directives taken in this regard. Such centers shall return each pilgrim whose travel date to his home country is not yet due to the centers as per the instructions and shall write up a report stating the pilgrim's name, number and date of his passport, place of issue, date of the lawful return, and date of the violation so that the one who caused it shall be penalized according to instructions.

4. Tourism companies in any country are not allowed to conclude a contract with pilgrims from another country who wish to perform pilgrimage. However, citizens of the country where the tourism company is located are allowed to make such a contract.

5. The representative missions of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques abroad shall publish these instructions through available media means while clearly showing such instructions in the mission premises.