Hajj can only be performed on a Hajj Visa this year, notifies the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
“Hajj can only be performed on a Hajj Visa, those on Visit, Tourist or other types of visas cannot perform Hajj”, the statement said.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Sunday announced the official policy for Hajj 2022. According to which:
- Vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition for performing Hajj this year
- People aged 65 and below can apply for this year’s Hajj
- 1 million people will attend this year’s Hajj with attendance of Hujjaj from around the world
- The current Umrah Season 1443 ends on 30 Shawwal 1443 in preparations for Hajj
Furthermore, The ministry confirmed that the procedures for applying for the Hajj season in 1443 AH from inside Saudi Arabia will be announced through its official website soon.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah also warned people who wish to perform Hajj within the Kingdom against dealing with any suspicious websites claiming to help with the Hajj registration.
On the other hand, Pakistan Religious Affairs Minister Mufti Abdul Shakoor announced on Friday that Applications for Hajj this year would be received from May 1-13.
Addressing a press conference, the minister stated that the applicants would deposit token money of Rs50,000 with the application to be submitted in scheduled banks designated by the ministry.