This is great news! In attempt make access to the holy sites available for all, Saudi now announced that payments can be made in two installments
– Introduction of a Payment Method which would allow Pilgrims to pay their dues in two Installments
— Haramain Sharifain (@hsharifain) August 19, 2022
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the news as only applicable to Saudi travelers. However, the Ministry does plan on implementing this rule for all international travelers in the near future.
As this Hajj season came to an end last month, the Ministry is now preparing to welcome the next season’s 2023 pilgrims
New rulings also incude, cancelling the lottery allocation system, allowing direct registration, and a 25% of quota allocation for pilgrims over the age 65.