In a bid to facilitate more pilgrims to perform Umrah, Saudi government has reduced the cost of comprehensive insurance by 63 percent for overseas Umrah performers.

Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has cut the cost with effect from 10th January this year

The ministry said that the insurance coverage period is 90 days, starting from the day of entering the Kingdom.

Earlier, Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had announced that those who obtained tourist and commercial visas would now be allowed to perform Umrah pilgrimage during their stay in Saudi Arabia.