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Saudi Arabia urges pilgrims not to take large amounts of cash while traveling to the country

The Saudi authorities have advised umrah pilgrims not to carry large amounts of cash and expensive items when traveling to the kingdom for the pilgrimage, RG reports.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has advised pilgrims heading to Saudi Arabia not to bring gold bars, precious stones, and precious metals in general and to carry no more than $16,000 in cash. Authorities also urged people to download banking apps from official websites, not to share bank account details or transfer money to unknown individuals, and to ignore text messages from unknown sources.

Riyadh recommended that pilgrims notify the ministry or relevant authorities if they suspect or become victims of fraud.

Muslims from all over the world can apply for a pilgrimage through the Nusuk app and organize their entire trip, from applying for an e-Visa to booking accommodation and flights on this platform.

Earlier in March, the ministry urged Muslims to perform Umrah only once during the holy month of Ramadan to reduce crowds and ensure a smooth and easy journey for pilgrims to the holy sites.

During Ramadan, a holy month-long period when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, a huge number of people come to the kingdom who want to die.

Ramadan began on March 23 and will last until April 21.

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