The Tunisian pilgrims started Tuesday evening their journey to the holy shrines. The first contingent of pilgrims includes 220 pilgrims accompanied by a medical team and a number of religious companions and guides, according to the airport flight director, who reported that flights from the airport reserved for pilgrims will continue in the coming days at the rate of one or two flights per day, the last flight to Jeddah airport, Saudi Arabia, is scheduled for August 4.
Director-General of Passports, Chairman of the Honorary Committee of the “Route of Mecca” initiative, Saudi Major General Suleiman Al Yahya, told the press that the initiative launched by his country in Tunisia “will complete arrival procedures in 6 registrars within 15 minutes”.
Pilgrims arriving in the Prophet’s City via Makkah Road Initiative from Tunisia have lauded the efforts exerted by the Kingdom enabling them to perform their duties with ease and comfort.
Pilgrims arrived in the first Haj flight that landed Tuesday at Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport where they were greeted with Zamzam water, roses and dates, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Wednesday.
Tunisian Consul to Saudi Arabia Sami Al-Saidi said that every year the Kingdom is providing a new service to facilitate the Haj journey from different countries. He expressed his thanks and appreciation to the government of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman for all services and facilities being provided to pilgrims.