Riyadh | The government of Saudi Arabia has limited the upcoming Hajj season to a maximum of 60,000 persons in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time only domestic pilgrims will be able to participate in it. In its announcement on Saturday, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said that in view of the outbreak of the global pandemic and the new mutation of the virus, the availability of registration for those wishing to undertake the annual pilgrimage this year has been restricted only to those who wish to undertake the annual pilgrimage, Xinhua news agency reported. It has been decided to limit for citizens and residents.
This year, only those who have received vaccine doses, people who have recovered from corona and people in the age group of 18-65 years without any chronic disease will be allowed to register for Haj pilgrimage.
Keeping in mind the pandemic, the upcoming Haj will be the second season in which foreign pilgrims will not be allowed.
The ministry stressed that the decision has been taken regarding the safety and health of the pilgrims, which is supported by other Islamic states.