Saudi Health Minister:

As per the local reports, Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq al-Rabiah stated “compulsory vaccination Covid-19 would be needed for all pilgrims intending to go to the five-day event in July. This implies that for the yearly Hajj journey, vaccination against Covid-19 is made compulsory.

The Hajj: Muslim Pilgrimage:

The Hajj is essential for all Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the pilgrimage.

The journey usually attracts at least 2.5 million individuals around the world. However, there is confusion that Saudi Arabia will allow these many people to travel to the kingdom for the annual pilgrimage this July.

Preparation of the right workforce:

The report further states that Tawfiq Al-Rabiah added that the authorities should prepare the right workforce in Makkah and Al-Madinah’s well-being areas ahead of the yearly Islamic journey or Hajj.

But Rabiah did not confirm whether pilgrims from outside the country would be favored to perform Hajj. However, they made the vaccination necessary for Hajj.

Given those arrangements, make the Coronavirus vaccine essential for the individuals who might want to perform Hajj, Okaz cited Al-Rabiah.

Reduction in Pilgrims last year:

It should be bear in mind that last year, Riyadh made the historic decision to restrain the total number of pilgrims ready to go to Hajj due to the Covid-19.

66% of the pilgrims were foreigners, and 33% of those chosen were from the security and the clinical staff of Saudi Arabia.

Pilgrims chosen for the journey were picked through an online portal required to be aged between 20 and 50. Those able to attend the Hajj were given prayer rugs and special attire to wear. Health workers should go with gatherings, and clinical groups are available in the event of any emergency.

Different limitations incorporate prohibiting leaders from touching the Kaaba and the cubic design Muslims pray towards five times each day.

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