Saudi Arabia Suspends Mecca Pilgrimages Amid Virus Fears

Amr Nabil  / The Associated Press

Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Amr Nabil / The Associated Press

Skift Take: The precautionary measure to limit entry to Islam’s holiest sites is a wise move on Saudi Arabia’s part, but this would mean a major hit on Umrah travel agents worldwide.

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