Saudi Arabia allows vaccinated foreign pilgrims to perform Hajj this year
RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has given a green light to allow vaccinated foreign pilgrims to attend this year’s Hajj.
The Twitter handle of Haramain Sharifain revealed this information adding that the further details would be revealed in the coming weeks.
On May 9, the Saudi Arabian government had announced to organise Hajj the following year with special conditions viewing the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The spokesperson for the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had said that complete arrangements for health and safety of pilgrims would be ensured to preserve their well-being.
“Health institutions in Saudi Arabia will continue to assess the situation and take all the measures to preserve the health of all mankind,” Saudi Gazette had quoted the ministry as saying.
In a video statement, Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has said Pakistan will announce Hajj policy after final announcement of Hajj Policy by the Saudi Arabian government.
“The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has not yet taken final decision about the number of pilgrims for Hajj 2021,” he said.