Iraq Approves 40,000 Foreign Pilgrims for Arbaeen

By John Lee.

Iraq's Supreme Committee for Health and National Safety has approved the entry of 30,000 thirty thousand visitors from Iran and 10,000 from the rest of the world to attend the Arbaeen pilgrimage later this month in Karbala.

Visitors will be required to show evidence of negative PCR test for COVID conducted within 72 hours of entry.

Additionally, the government has allocated 3 billion dinars [$2 million] to Karbala to provide services during the pilgrimage.

(Source: Govt of Iraq)

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