Hajj: the Saudi ministry gives more details as to the number

Every year, Algerians are enthusiastic about the idea of ​​making their pilgrimage to Mecca, and since the start of the pandemic they were deprived of it like all Muslims in the world because of the risks linked to the health crisis caused by the Coronavirus.

Saudi Arabia welcomes more than 2.5 million pilgrims from all over the world every year, including 36,000 from Algeria. But since the outbreak of COVID-19 the number of people authorized to perform Hajj had been reassessed to only 1,000 people and all from the kingdom.

This time, the Prime Minister of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia announced that the number of pilgrims would reach one million. Indeed, in a press release issued by the Saudi ministry, it was stressed that this number will include pilgrims from the kingdom but also those coming from other countries, according to predefined quotas.

Certain conditions are put in place by the kingdom

The ministry of the kingdom has certainly given Muslims the possibility of making the pilgrimage, but certain conditions have been put in place so that the country maintains a certain stability with regard to the current health situation. Preventive measures have therefore been taken in order to limit contamination and cases, especially in view of the recurring gatherings.

Indeed, only Muslims under the age of 65 are eligible and therefore authorized to perform this sacred ritual.
Individuals must have completed a full anti-Covid vaccination regimen approved by the Saudi Ministry of Health, in addition to a negative PCR test within 72 hours for people coming from outside the kingdom.

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