The development comes after Pakistan announced it will accept applications for Umrah from the nationals from November 1 under the new regulations, in wake of the Saudi government's announcement to start Umrah pilgrimage for international pilgrims.
Saudi Arabia was the leading country for Pakistani workers, who remitted $665.82 million in September 2020 as compared to $515.75mn remitted in the same period last year showing an increase of over 29 percent.
Furthermore, travelers must adhere to the preventive health procedures that impose home quarantine for those arriving from outside the Kingdom (for Saudis and non-Saudis), as per the period determined by the Health Ministry
With an increase in the number of flights PIA will be able to transport 25,500 passengers from Pakistan before the 30th of this month which is the deadline for many ensuring their presence in the kingdom.
Just days ago, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the lifting of travel restrictions from January 1, while those in certain categories will be allowed to travel from September 15, as the coronavirus pandemic weaken.