Saudi Arabia allowed tens of millions of pilgrims to perform the Hajj this year
Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced that it will allow one million pilgrims to perform the Hajj pilgrimage this year. Muslims from within and outside the country will be able to perform the Hajj as long as they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are under the age of 65.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only a few thousand domestic pilgrims were permitted to perform the Hajj last year.
According to the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, pilgrims from abroad wil also have to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test and will face additional health precautions.
The Hajj is one of Islam’s five pillars and a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all able-bodied Muslims who can afford it.
Today Honourable Union Minister Shri @naqvimukhtar ji had meeting with newly appointed members of Hajj Committee of India at #NewDelhi and discussed various issues related to Hajj-2022. Also discussed way forward for improving facilities of Hajj across country. pic.twitter.com/iq1N1FHYO0
— Er Aijaz Hussain (@IAmErAijaz) April 9, 2022