Saudi Arabia has set the protocols and procedures approved for the Hajj 1442H to ensure safety and a healthy Hajj.
The implementation of these protocols and measures will be proportional to the number of pilgrims, tents, facilities, and utilities in the Holy sites.
The implementation of these protocols and measures will be proportional to the number of pilgrims, tents, facilities, and utilities in the holy sites.
What are the protocols before Hajj?
- Pilgrim must be in the allowed age group, sound health conditions, and free from chronic diseases.
- Pilgrim did not undergo renal dialysis or did not suffer from chronic illnesses and was not hospitalization during the past six months
- They should have obtained a performance permit.
What are the conditions set for those coming abroad?
Before heading to the Hajj areas:
- The pilgrims with full doses of vaccines approved in Saudi Arabia.
- Certificate of vaccine and a negative-result PCR test certificate attested by the official health authorities in the pilgrim’s country.
- Quarantined for three days.
What are the conditions for domestic pilgrims?
- At least one dose of an approved vaccine, provided 6-8 weeks, has passed since taking the last dose.
- Receive the second dose when the pilgrim gets an initial acceptance for the Hajj, within at least two weeks before going to the Hajj areas
- A negative result of the PCR test must be taken within 40 hours
What are the specified controls and procedures?
To be followed at the entry points inside and outside the country:
- Verification of all health documents.
- Vaccination certificates.
- Visual screening procedures.
- Designated for the transport area.
- Accommodation of quarters that follow the requirements shall be allocated. No overcrowding of rooms.
- No open buffets, catering services will be provided to every pilgrim in his room to prevent gathering in dining halls.
- Grouping of pilgrims into batches in the Two Holy Mosques, and the Central Areas in Makkah and Madinah.
- Tents and sorting points will be set up on the pedestrian routes (the Jamarat Area).
- Travel Bags will be sterilized at train stations.
- The exit of pilgrims will be organized according to a specified time.
- In the Arafat transportation plan, a bus is specified for each group, and a seat number assigned to each pilgrim. No standing during the trip and at least one seat should remain empty between one passenger and the other, provided the passengers carry their luggage.
- Reside at their designated sites in Arafat and Muzdalifah.