Saudi Arabia limitations pilgrims to 65,000, prohibits foreign visitors

This year’s hajj expedition will be restricted to just 60,000 individuals, Saudi Arabia revealed Saturday (June 12. All the pilgrims will be from within the kingdom due to the continuous coronavirus pandemic.

A declaration on the state-run Saudi Press Agency estimated the kingdom’s Hajj and Umrah Ministry making the statement. It stated this year’s hajj, which will start in mid-July, will be restricted to those ages 18 to 65. Those participating needs to be immunized also, the ministry stated.

“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is honoured to host pilgrims every year, confirms that this arrangement comes out of its constant concern for the health, safety and security of pilgrims as well as the safety of their countries,” the declaration stated.

Saudi Arabia had actually cancelled the pilgrims from outside the nation from participating in the yearly hajj expedition to include the spread of the COVID-19 illness.

As numerous as 2 lakh pilgrims utilized to go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj every year from India.

In in 2015’s hajj, as couple of as 1,000 individuals currently living in Saudi Arabia were chosen to participate in the hajj. Two- thirds were foreign locals from amongst the 160 various citizenships that would have typically been represented at the hajj. One- 3rd were Saudi security workers and medical personnel.

(With company inputs

Saudi Arabia limitations pilgrims to 65,000, prohibits foreign visitors