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Hajj 2021: Saudi Arabia bars foreign travellers from performing the annual pilgrimage this year

Saudi Arabia bars foreign travellers from performing the annual pilgrimage this year!

Amid Covid- 19 the Saudi Authorities this year too, will allow limited the number of pilgrims performing Hajj in 2021.

Only 60,000 pilgrims will be allowed to perform the annual pilgrimage this year from citizens and residents, the Saudi Press Agency reported Saturday.

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Only Saudi citizens aged between 18 and 65 who have been vaccinated will be able to take part, it added.

“In light of what the whole world is witnessing from the continuing developments of the coronavirus pandemic and the emergence of new mutations, Hajj registration will be limited to residents and citizens from inside the Kingdom only,” the Saudi Hajj ministry announced on Twitter.

Saman Siddiqui

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