COVID-19: Saudi Arabia reopens Madinah mosque from Sunday

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The Saudi Arabia government has approved the re-opening of Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah gradually from Sunday 31 May with precautionary measures.


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According to the approved guidelines, the permitted access of public in Masjid Al Nabawi, Madinah will be in the Courtyards and the King Fahad Expansion of the mosque.

It stated that men will be allowed to enter Masjid Al Nabawi through the following gates: Al-Hijrah Gate No. 4; Quba Gate No. 5; King Saud Gate No 8; Imam Al-Bukhari Gate No. 10; King Fahd Gate No. 21; King Abdulaziz Gate No 34; Makkah Gate No. 37; while the Salam Gate will remain closed.

It added that women will be allowed to enter through the gates 13, 17, 25, 29 all from Sunday.

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“The Old Mosque and Ziyarah (visitation) to the Rawdah (resting place of Prophet Muhammad) and Riyadh Al Jannah will remain suspended.

“The Mosque will be closed as soon as it reaches 40 percent of capacity. Prayers will be performed on marble floors all carpets have been removed,” it added.

On the precautionary measures for the public entry in Masjid al Nabawi, Madinah from Sunday, 31 May, it stated that everyone is required to wear masks; children are not allowed; maintain a gap on a row from each worshiper.

It added, “Supply of Zamzam water will remain suspended; mosque will be closed at 40 percent capacity; iftar service remains suspended; and visitation to Rawdah and Riyadh al Jannah remains suspended.”

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