Saudi’s travel ban leaves thousands of SA Muslims stranded

03 March 2020 - 06:03 By GRAEME HOSKEN
Thousands of South African Mulsims will not be able to travel to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage after a ban on all foreigners due to fears of coronavirus.
Thousands of South African Mulsims will not be able to travel to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage after a ban on all foreigners due to fears of coronavirus.
Image: FETHI BELAID / AFP

Thousands of South Africans travelling to Mecca have been barred from entering Saudi Arabia for one of Islam’s most religious pilgrimages over fears of the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus.

The ban on all foreigners travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Umrah comes just months before the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

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