Further Details About This Year’s Hajj Have Been Revealed


Last year’s Hajj was unprecedented in modern times, with only a few dozen Saudi-based pilgrims performing the pilgrimage to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

And although it had been clarified that this year that more pilgrim will be welcomed for Hajj, there will also be many restrictions

And the Ministries of Health and Hajj announced Saturday that a total of 60,000 pilgrims will be allowed to perform the pilgrimage this year, which will begin mid-July.

Also, registrations will be limited to citizens and residents of the Kingdom in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

It stressed that those wishing to perform Hajj must be free of any chronic diseases, and to be within the ages between 18 and 65 years for those vaccinated against the virus – according to the Kingdom’s vaccination measures.

Hajj pilgrims should be fully vaccinated, or those who took one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before, or those who are vaccinated after recovering from coronavirus infection.

A deputy to the Hajj minister has also said that Saudi Arabia found great understanding from Muslim countries over the decision to limit this year’s pilgrimage participants.


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