EgyptAir cancels Umrah pilgrims' bookings till further notice

MENA , Thursday 27 Feb 2020

EgyptAir (Reuters)

EgyptAir has decided to cancel all bookings of Umrah pilgrims as of Thursday and until further notice.

The cancellation comes after the Saudi government's decision to temporarily impose a ban on the entry into the kingdom for Umrah pilgrims and for those holding tourist visas from countries, where the new coronavirus has spread, the national carrier said in a statement.

The company asserted its full commitment to the Saudi decision, while continuing to operate flights from and to Saudi Arabia, the statement read. 

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