Posted by : Aahil Shaik Saturday, June 12, 2021

Restricting this year's Hajj pilgrimage to 60,000 people (Citizens and Residents) from inside the Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia announced that, it was decided to limit the availability of registration for those wishing to perform Hajj rituals this year 1442 (2021) to Saudi citizens and resident expatriates inside the Kingdom only, with a total of 60,000 pilgrims.

The ministry clarified that this decision comes in light of what the whole world is witnessing of the continuing developments of the emerging Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic and the emergence of new modifications to it. Join 'Saudi Expatriates' Group on Whatsapp

- The Ministry stated that the government of Saudi Arabia always pays great attention to the safety, health and security of pilgrims, and placed this at the forefront of its priorities. In compliance with the purposes of Islamic Sharia in preserving the human soul, while providing all the necessary facilities that facilitate the pilgrims to perform the rituals of Hajj and Umrah, and allowing them to reach the holy sites with ease and safety, as the Kingdom was honored to serve more than 150 million pilgrims during the last 10 years.

- It was decided to limit the availability of registration for those wishing to perform the Hajj rituals this year to citizens and residents inside the Kingdom only, through the electronic service that will be launched by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, in order to ensure the performance of rituals in health, security and safety, while sticking to regulatory controls, health standards and security requirements in all stages of performing the obligatory prayer, as follows:

* The total number of Hajj pilgrims allowed this year will be 60,000, for residents of all nationalities and citizens in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Follow 'Saudi Expatriates' on imo

* The health condition of those wishing to perform Hajj this year should be free of chronic diseases.

* Performing the Hajj rites for this year 1442 will be limited to age groups of 18 to 65 years and for those vaccinated, according to the Tawakkalna status (vaccinated, or vaccinated with one dose and spent 14 days, or vaccinated recovering from infection).

* Priority to those who have not performed Hajj pilgrimage in the last 5 years. Follow 'Saudi Expatriates' on Linkedin

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