Covid-19: Please reconsider umrah suspension, travel agencies urge govt

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  • Saturday, 01 Jan 2022

PETALING JAYA: Travel agencies have urged the government to reconsider its decision to suspend umrah pilgrimages, which were put in place following a high number of Covid-19 cases including the Omicron variant detected among returnees.

Associations representing travel agencies - the Association of Bumiputera Tourism Operators of Malaysia (Bumitra), the Umrah and Hajj Travel Agencies’ Association (Papuh), and the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) - said that the postponement of umrah travel would lead to large financial losses to pilgrims, reported Sinar Harian on Saturday (Jan 1).

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