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Hajj 2021: Official Announcement by the Ministry of Hajj & Umrah

Image courtesy of Saudi Ministry of Hajj & Umrah

On 12th June 2021, the Saudi Authorities announced that owing to the global #Coronavirus pandemic & the emergence of new mutations, obligatory Hajj will be limited to citizens and residents from within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia only.  Pilgrims from outside the Kingdom wold not be permitted to enter Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj 2021.

May Allah grant the hujjaj an accepted Hajj and bless the efforts of the Saudi Authorities in prioritising the health and safety of pilgrims and making the necessary arrangements for Hajj to take place during this challenging time.

Regulations & Procedures for Hajj 2021

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announces the regulations and procedures of #hajj2021.

In light of the recent updates of COVID-19 and the emerge of its new variants worldwide, #hajj2021 will be available only for residents and citizens from inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The total number of Hajj pilgrims for this year is 60,000 pilgrims of residents from all nationalities and citizens from inside Saudi Arabia

The health condition of those wishing to perform Hajj for this year must be: immune, or immune by the first dose and completed 14 days after taking the dose, or immune by recovery.

The reduction in the number of Hajj pilgrims for this year is to protect the safety and health of pilgrims.

Booking for local Hajj

In the first phase for those wishing to register for Hajj, the electronic portal will be available starting from Sunday, 13 June 2021, at 1:00 PM until Wednesday, 23 June 2021, at 10:00 PM. (Registration is open through the whole period and no priority for early registration).

Booking and purchasing packages will start on Friday, 25 June 2021, at 1:00 PM.
To register, please visit http://localhaj.haj.gov.sa

Further reading & frequently asked questions:
Hajj 2021 (Hajj 1442) – Guidance for British Pilgrims

GOV.UK – Saudi Arabia Travel Advice (FCDO)

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