The Ministry of Hajj announced the Hajj pilgrimage this year 1442 to be held with very limited people, it will be available for various nationalities to perform Hajj rituals who are inside the Kingdom.
Hajj 2021 Only For Citizens and Expatriates Of Kingdom
Only 60,000 citizens and residents living in the Kingdom will be allowed to attend this year’s Hajj pilgrimage due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced in a statement on Saturday.
“Against the backdrop of what the world is witnessing and due to the continuous development of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the emergence of new mutations, Hajj registration will be limited to residents and citizens from inside the Kingdom only,” the ministry said on Twitter.
“Muslims between the ages of 18-65 and are fully vaccinated, or those who received their first dose at least 14 days prior, who have been vaccinated and have recovered from a COVID-19 infection are allowed to register,” the ministry added.
“The Ministry of Hajj noted that the government of Saudi Arabia always prioritizes the safety, health and security of pilgrims,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
This is the second year in a row that Saudi Arabia has limited the Hajj pilgrimage to Muslims inside the Kingdom. However, only 10,000 Muslims were allowed to perform the Hajj last year.