Online application process for Haj 2022 begins
Union minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that the Haj pilgrimage, which was closed for two years due to the Corona pandemic, will resume from next year. He announced that the online application process for Haj 2022 has begun today and the last date of applying for the pilgrimage is 31st January, 2022. He said that people can apply online and also through ‘Haj Mobile App’, equipped with modern facilities. He was speaking in a program in Mumbai today.
Mr. Naqvi further informed that, only those pilgrims who have taken both doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be granted permission for Haj pilgrimage. He said that the embarkation points for the Haj 2022 would be Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Cochin, Guwahati, and Srinagar.
The Minister said that this time, Indian Haj pilgrims will promote “Vocal for Local”, going to Haj with indigenous products. Earlier, Haj pilgrims used to buy bed sheets, pillows, towels, umbrellas and other items in Saudi Arabia in foreign currency. This time, most of these indigenous goods will be bought in India in Indian currency. These goods will be available in India at about 50 percent lower prices in comparison to Saudi Arabia. All these items will be given to Haj pilgrims at their respective embarkation points in India.
Mr. Naqvi also informed that Digital Health Card, “E-MASIHA” health facility and “E-luggage pre-tagging”, providing all information regarding accommodation/transportation in Makkah-Madinah, will be provided to all the Haj pilgrims.