This year’s 2022 Hajj is open to those under 65 years old and who have received COVID-19 vaccinations approved by the Saudi Health Ministry.
Jeddah — Saudi Arabia raised the number of Hajj pilgrims for 2022 to one million from inside and outside the Kingdom. The SPA) reported the increase in the numbers on Saturday.
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The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that it has authorized one million foreign and domestic pilgrims to perform Hajj this year 1443H/2022.
The ministry said that the Kingdom is keen to ensure the maximum number of Muslims worldwide perform Hajj this year. And visit the Prophet’s Mosque in a safe and spiritual atmosphere.
“It is of supreme importance to the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to preserve the safety and security of Hajj pilgrims as well as visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque.”
The number of pilgrims coming from specific countries for this year’s Hajj will be under the quotas allocated to each country. And in consideration of compliance with all health recommendations.
The ministry has announced Hajj 2022 regulations as follows:
- This year’s Hajj is open to those under 65 years old and fully vaccinated. Only the Saudi Ministry of Health approved COVID-19 vaccinations will be accepted.
- Pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom must submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result performed within 72 hours of departure to the Kingdom.
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The ministry has instructed all pilgrims must follow the health instructions. Pilgrims must comply with all precautionary measures to preserve health and safety during the Hajj rituals.