HAJJ TO HOLD THIS YEAR UNDER HEALTH, SECURITY AND REGULATORY STANDARDS: SAUDI ARABIA AUTHORITIES.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that the 2021 Hajj pilgrimage will hold under what it described as special conditions amid COVID-19.

Health authorities in the Kingdom say it will continue to assess the situation is also taking all measures to ensure the safety of all during the forthcoming exercise

A statement by spokesman with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that further details on the operational plans will be announced at a later time.

Last year, the Kingdom only allowed a limited number of those living in the country and who met certain criteria to participate in the pilgrimage, which is one of the five pillars of Islam and required for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime.

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