The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Saturday announced that participation in Hajj for this year will be limited to citizens and residents only.
The Ministry of Hajj along with the Ministry of Health cited the rising COVID-19 cases with multiple mutations as a reason for limiting Hajj to locals once again.
The Ministry of Hajj also said for those who intend to participate in Hajj need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose or have recovered from COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months.
The Deputy Minister of Hajj also said that the registration of Hajj for locals will be prioritized for those who haven’t performed Hajj in the last five years.
The portal for Registration of Hajj will open at 1 PM on Sunday, 3 Dhul Qadah 1442 corresponding to 13 June 2021