The Saudi authorities have announced that they have set a new condition for those who have been issued permits to perform Hajj this year.
According to the Saudi Press Agency said, “The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah stresses the necessity of obtaining the second dose of the Corona virus vaccine, for those who have been issued permits to perform Hajj rituals 1442 AH, within 48 hours of issuing the permit without the need to take a prior appointment.”
Earlier this June, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah revealed the details related to this year’s Hajj.
The Ministry set the standards and controls as follows:
- The total number of pilgrims for the year 1442 AH is 60,000, for residents of all nationalities and citizens in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- Those wishing to perform Hajj for the year 1442 AH should be free of chronic diseases.
- Performing the Hajj rituals for this year 1442 AH will be limited to age groups from (18 to 65 years) for those vaccinated, according to the controls and mechanisms followed in the Kingdom for immunization categories (immunized, or vaccinated who completed one dose and spent 14 days, or vaccinated recovering from infection).
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah attributed its decision to the continuing developments of the emerging Coronavirus pandemic around the world, and the emergence of new strains.