Saudi Arabia
Children can visit the Holy Mosques of Saudi Arabia again after two years
Children aged 7 and older are now allowed to enter Saudi Arabia's two Holy mosques for prayer, two years after the country introduced strict precautions against the coronavirus.

Only children who are vaccinated and can show proof of their vaccination in the Tawakkalna app can enter the Mosque Al-Haram in Mecca and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina for prayer, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said.

Saudi Arabia began vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 last December, after the kingdom's Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for this age group in November.

So far, the government has used 60 million doses of the vaccine. According to official data, about 24 million people have received two doses of the vaccine, while 11 million have already received booster vaccinations.

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