Saudi Arabia prohibits the entry of vehicles and motorcycles into the holy sites


Penalties await those who transport pilgrims without official permits: imprisonment of up to 6 months and a fine of up to 50,000 riyals for each violator, with the amount increasing with the number of violators.

The General Traffic Department, affiliated with Public Security, prevented Entry of vehicles and motorcycles Unauthorized visits to the holy sites, from midnight on the fifth of Dhu al-Hijjah until the end of the thirteenth of the same month.

The security forces leadership explained Pilgrimage Traffic Affairs said that this decision comes within the precautionary measures to ensure the safety of pilgrims and the safety of the holy sites, and to avoid any violations that may affect the conduct of worship and the provision of services smoothly and safely.

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In this context, the Penalties imposed Violators include:

  • Imprisonment for up to six months.
  • A fine of up to 50,000 riyals for each violation.
  • Confiscation of the means of land transportation by judicial ruling if it is owned by the carrier, accomplice, or shareholder.
  • Deport the violating carrier if he is an expatriate, and prevent him from entering the Kingdom in accordance with applicable regulations.

The security authorities confirmed that penalties will be applied to anyone who is caught inside the Holy City of Mecca, the central region, the holy sites, the Al-Haramain train station in Al-Rusaifah, security control centers, sorting centers, and temporary security control centers, and does not hold a regular Hajj permit. He will be fined 10,000 riyals, and the expatriates will be deported to their country and banned from entering the Kingdom in the future.

At the conclusion of the statement, the authorities stressed the need to adhere to Hajj regulations and instructions, with the aim of ensuring the comfort and safety of pilgrims while performing their rituals with ease and ease, stressing their full readiness to implement the decisions and apply penalties to anyone who violates these instructions.


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