New digital platform Nusuk launched to help Muslims plan for Umrah pilgrimage
The platform allows users to apply for visas, book their pilgrimage and educate themselves on the holy cities.
Muslim pilgrims from Singapore can now use the new digital platform Nusuk to better plan their Umrah pilgrimage and their visit to the holy cities of Makkah and Medina. The platform was launched by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Monday (Sep 26).
The platform aims to help travellers “easily organise their entire visit” by letting them apply for a visa to enter Saudi Arabia, book travel packages with their preferred travel agencies and find information on the pilgrimage and the holy cities of Makkah and Medina.
Pilgrims can obtain permits needed for the pilgrimage through Nusuk and find relevant information on the pilgrimage. Some of this information includes how to access the holy mosque, important tips to take note of and religious places of interest.
It also guides pilgrims on what to expect within the holy cities. Pilgrims can browse through and book hotels, learn more about the holy sites and know more about its landmarks.
At a later stage, the platform will feature additional services such as interactive maps, a calendar of offers and activities, healthcare information and services and a digital guide for all policy guidelines provided in several languages.
The Nusuk app can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.