2021 Hajj: Saudi Arabia Authorities okays 60,000 Foreign Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia Authorities have announced that only Sixty Thousand Foreigners will be allowed to perform this year’s Pilgrimage in the Holy Land.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on religious, Allama Tahir Ashrafi who announced this in a tweet says the pilgrims would have to follow the coronavirus guideline protocols

The decision is to enable pilgrims access to the Grand and the Prophet’s Mosques to perform the Hajj and Umrah

Saudi authorities, had earlier announced that only people immunised against COVID-19 will be allowed to perform the Hajj

Last year, Saudi Arabia had not allowed international pilgrims for Hajj in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Only a very limited number of people who were already living in the kingdom had taken part in the Hajj.

Usually, an estimated two million people do visit Makkah and Madinah for the annual gathering of Hajj.

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