The Affairs of the two Holy mosques of Islam has officially denied reports according to which the citizens of Qatar after the rupture of relations with Saudi Arabia banned the Muslim Holy city of Mecca.
«The pilgrims, our Qatari brothers, become the honored guests of Saudi Arabia, as soon as cross the border. Over the past week we took 1.633 pilgrims participating in Umrah», — informs management.
As the channel «al Arabiya», until 9 June 206 Qatari citizens received entry visas to participate in the pilgrimage, also called «small pilgrimage».
Note that Saudi Arabia has cancelled direct flights to Qatar, and also blocked off the only checkpoint through which the Emirate can be accessed by land. Pilgrims have to travel through third countries.