Compulsory booster dose for umrah a requirement by Saudi Arabia, says Idris Ahmad

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 09 Feb 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: The new standard operating procedures (SOP) which make it mandatory for Malaysian umrah pilgrims to receive a Covid-19 vaccine booster is based on a request by the Saudi Arabian government, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Idris Ahmad.

"The booster dose is a requirement by the Saudi government for umrah pilgrims. It (Saudi Arabia) has issued a circular, so we have to comply," he said.

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