RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian authorities has issued the coverage for Hajj 2021, in keeping with which international travellers have been barred from performing the annual pilgrimage this yr.
The dominion has restricted the variety of hajis resulting from COID-19.
Solely 60,000 pilgrims will likely be allowed to carry out the annual pilgrimage this yr from residents and residents, the Saudi Press Company reported Saturday.
“In gentle of what the entire world is witnessing from the persevering with developments of the coronavirus pandemic and the emergence of latest mutations, Hajj registration will likely be restricted to residents and residents from contained in the Kingdom solely,” the Saudi Hajj ministry introduced on Twitter.
Solely folks aged between 18 and 65 who’ve been vaccinated will be capable of participate, it added.
It added that these wishing to carry out Hajj have to be freed from any persistent illnesses.
Earlier, it was anticipated the Saudi authorities could enable foreigners for Hajj and is in a strategy of finalising the SOPs on this regard.
Final yr, only one,000 folks residing within the kingdom have been chosen to carry out the pilgrimage.