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Saturday Apr 09 2022
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Saudi Arabia allows one million people to perform Hajj this year

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Web Desk
The hajj normally draws as many as 2 million people from around the world. — AFP/File
The hajj normally draws as many as 2 million people from around the world. — AFP/File

  • Hajj is open to people under 65 years of age.
  • Those who have received COVID-19 vaccine approved by Saudi Ministry of Health can perform Hajj.
  • People will be accepted in accordance with the quotas allocated to each country." 


Around one million people will be permitted from inside and outside the country to perform Hajj this year, Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday, according to The Khaleej Times.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the kingdom has “authorised one million pilgrims, both foreign and domestic, to perform the hajj this year."

The statement further said that the Hajj this year is open to those who are "under 65-years-old and have received the main COVID-19 vaccinations approved by the Saudi Ministry of Health."

However, pilgrims coming from outside are required to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR result within 72 hours from the time of departure.

The Saudi government wants to ensure the maximum safety and security of the pilgrims while ensuring that the "maximum number of Muslims worldwide can perform Hajj."