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Saudi Arabia allowed Hajj on special conditions

Published May 10, 2021
Saudi Arabia allowed Hajj on special conditions

News Desk: This year, the Saudi Arabian authorities have announced to perform Hajj this time according to ‘special conditions’ and rules. The country’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said in a statement on Sunday (May 9th).

According to the Daily Sabah, Saudi officials recently said that a final decision has not yet been made on whether foreigners will be allowed to perform the Hajj this year due to the Corona epidemic. The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said the Hajj would be conducted in compliance with health, safety and regulations.

The ministry said in a statement that the Saudi Arabian Institute of Health would continue to assess the situation and take steps to protect the health of all people. The ministry said special measures and institutional plans would be announced later.

Every year, more than 25 lakh people worldwide travel to Mecca and Medina for the Hajj. Saudi Arabia earns about 12 billion dollars every year. For the first time in modern history, foreigners were not allowed to perform the Hajj last year due to the Corona epidemic. Last year, only a limited number of Saudi nationals and foreigners were allowed to perform the Hajj.

The Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia was reopened in October 2020 after a seven-month hiatus. Following the launch of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Saudi government said in March that only those who had been vaccinated with the coronavirus would be allowed to perform the Hajj.

But the emergence of new strains of coronavirus in different countries of the world and the effectiveness of vaccines currently on the market to deal with them have raised questions. Many people are still infected with the coronavirus after receiving the vaccine.

Meanwhile, the Saudi government is lifting the travel ban on vaccinated citizens. Saudi Arabia’s citizens who have been vaccinated against coronavirus will be able to travel abroad from May 17, the country’s interior ministry said.

According to the Times of India, the Saudi Interior Ministry says three types of people will be considered vaccinators. They are,

  • Those who have taken both doses of Corona Ticker,
  • Those who received the first dose of the vaccine 14 days before the trip,
  • Those who have recovered from corona infection in the last six months.

The Saudi state news agency quoted a statement from the Saudi Press Agency as saying that no one under the age of 18 was being vaccinated in Saudi Arabia. But they will also be able to travel from May 17. Because they have an insurance policy approved by the central bank.

On the other hand, Saudi Arabia will reopen its land, sea and air routes, the statement said. Saudi nationals have been banned from traveling abroad for more than a year.

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