Vaccination against COVID-19 a major condition for participating in Hajj: Health Minister

OKAZ: On Monday, Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah directed that the acceptance of participants in the Hajj season be linked to receiving the Corona “Covid-19” vaccine, considering it the main condition for participation.


Rabiah said: “You must prepare early to secure the manpower required to operate the health facilities in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, the holy sites and Madinah, and the entry points for pilgrims for the Hajj season for the year 2021.”

He added: “A corona vaccination committee must be formed for the participants in the Hajj and Umrah season.”

He further said: “The compulsion of the taking of the Corona vaccine for those wishing to participate, as it is one of the conditions for participation in the next Hajj season

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