Saudi Arabia announces decision on Hajj this year

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has officially announced that only 60,000 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia will be allowed to perform this year’s Hajj, meaning all pilgrims from around the world will not be able to perform this year’s Hajj.

A statement from the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said the restriction was limited to 60,000 Saudi nationals or people with Iqamah residency because of the risk of COVID-19 spreading worldwide.

The ministry said those who will be allowed to perform the Hajj this year will be between the ages of 18 and 65, and will have to have the full range of vaccines against COVID-19.

This year’s Hajj is set to take place in mid-July.

The decision is the second of its kind by the Saudi government, which last year allowed a limited number of people to make the Hajj due to the Coronavirus virus.

It will be the second year in a row that the Hajj pilgrimage has been banned in the world, up from 2.6 million.

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