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.”