Saudi has officially launched Nusuk in Bahasa Indonesia at a trade show in Jakarta, which will help expand travel options for Muslims from Indonesia and eliminate barriers so they can make their spiritual journey comfortably and confidently.
Following the global announcement of the integrated digital government platform Nusuk last month, Saudi hosted its inaugural in-person roadshow in Jakarta. The roadshow was under the leadership of His Excellency the Minister of Hajj and Umrah and Chairman of the Pilgrim Experience Program, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, to launch the platform officially in Bahasa Indonesia and share its ambitions of welcoming more Muslims to Saudi than ever.
As part of the broader program, Nusuk, an initiative of the Vision 2030 Pilgrim Experience Program, will expand the range of choice and enhance and enrich the overall experience for Muslims visiting Saudi. The platform will enable simpler arrival procedures for visitors to perform Umrah and a new range of services that will include facilitating visas, permits, booking processes and procedures along with special packages for Makkah, Madina and a host of other historical religious sites in Saudi.
By easing the process, Saudi opens a new gateway and anticipates a significant increase in visitor numbers and pilgrims from Indonesia over the next 12 months. By removing obstacles and barriers, Saudi is opening a gateway that will enable more Muslims than ever to visit Makkah and Madinah for Umrah and Ziyara.
During the roadshow, memorandums of understanding (MoU)s were signed to drive Umrah visitation to Saudi and enhance collaboration for future Umrah partnerships. Representatives from Nusuk also met with Indonesia’s leading travel and Umrah partners and DMCs to discuss Saudi’s religious, cultural and historical sites, along with efforts to enhance air connectivity from Indonesia to Saudi.
Fahd Hamidaddin, Nusuk Managing Director, stated, “The launch of Nusuk was one of the most significant announcements since the Saudi eVisa in 2019 and since its launch one month ago, has had more than half a million people visit the website. We are on a journey of continuous innovation, and today’s launch of the platform in Bahasa Indonesia is a showcase of our agility to respond to market needs.”
“Saudi is eager to welcome more Muslims from Indonesia and around the world than ever before. Through Nusuk and working with our travel trade partners in Indonesia, we are eliminating barriers, expanding travel options and choice and driving down costs to make it easier for Muslims to make their spiritual journey with comfort and confidence.”
Indonesian citizens are required to apply for a visa to visit Saudi. Saudi has now lifted all travel Covid restrictions for international travellers and visitors from Indonesia. Visitors on any Saudi visa can perform Umrah outside of the Hajj season.
For more information about Nusuk, please visit nusuk.sa/id.
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