Hajj 2020 Happening Only For People Inside Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Hajj announced the Hajj pilgrimage this year 1441 to be held with very limited people, it will be available for various nationalities to perform Hajj rituals who are inside the Kingdom.

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Hajj 2020 Only For Citizens and Expatriates Of Kingdom

In light that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to more than
180 countries around the world, and that deaths related to
COVID-19 have reached almost half a million and over 7 million
cases have been confirmed globally,

and in accordance with what has been stressed by the Saudi
Ministry of Health regarding the continued risks stemming from
this pandemic and the lack of available vaccinations and a cure
for those who have been infected by Covid-19 around the world,
and to preserve the security of global public health especially in
light of the increase in the number of cases in most countries
according to reports issued by global health organizations and
institutions, and considering the risks of the disease and
infections spreading in crowded gatherings where it is difficult
to maintain safe social distancing among the individuals
gathered,

the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, whose top priority is to always
enable Muslim pilgrims to perform Hajj and Umrah rites safely
and securely and which has been keen since the beginning of
the pandemic to take all necessary precautionary measures to
protect pilgrims, including by suspending the entry of Umrah
pilgrims while ensuring the safety of the pilgrims already
present at the holy sites, a decision that has received many
approbations from Islamic and international organizations in
recognition of its wide contribution to fighting the virus globally
and supporting the efforts of health organizations in limiting the
spread of the deadly disease,

and in light of continuation of the pandemic and the risks of
Coronavirus spreading in crowded spaces and large gatherings,
and its transmission between countries, and the increase in
average infections globally, it has been decided that Hajj for this
year (1441 H/ 2020 AD) will be held whereby a very limited
number of pilgrims from various nationalities who already
reside in Saudi Arabia, would be able to perform it. This decision
is taken to ensure Hajj is performed in a safe manner from a
public health perspective while observing all preventative
measures and the necessary social distancing protocols to
protect human beings from the risks associated with this
pandemic and in accordance with the teachings of Islam in
preserving the lives of human beings.

The government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is
honored to serve millions of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims annually
and it confirms that this decision stems from the top priority it
accords maintaining the safety of pilgrims on its land until they
depart to their home countries.

We ask Allah the Almighty to protect all countries from this
pandemic and keep all humans protected and safe.