RIYADH: Foreign pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabiainfo-icon to perform Umrah are required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test certificate on arrival in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Hajjinfo-icon and Umrah said on Monday.

The test must be taken no more than 48 hours before the pilgrim departs for the Kingdom and the ruling will come into effect on Wednesday at 1 a.m.

The test must be taken regardless of the pilgrim's vaccination status, the ministry added.