Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has ruled that only people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to attend the hajj 2021 this year, Saudi newspaper Okaz reported on 1st March 2021.
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory for Hajj 2021
The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for those willing to come to the hajj and will be one of the main conditions (for receiving a permit to come).
Al Rabiah said vaccination would be required for all taking part and direct staff to form a Covid-19 vaccination committee before the Hajj season in July.
He added that, authorities must secure the manpower required to operate the health facilities in Makkah Al Mukarammah, Madina Al Munawarrah and the other entry points for pilgrims.
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However, it is not yet cleared that pilgrims from outside the Saudi who took covid-19 vaccine are allowed this year or not.
Last year’s Hajj was performed by a limited number of Saudis and Expatriates residing in the kingdom to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.