The announcement comes amid uncertainty over the Hajj which is due to take place at the end of July, after authorities this week urged Muslims to temporarily defer preparations for the annual pilgrimage.
Local media reports quoted Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al Rabiah as saying that participantion in the Hajj season be linked to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, considering it the main condition for participation.
The Hajj, which begins on Wednesday, normally draws around 2.5 million people for five intense days of worship in one of the world's largest gatherings of people from around the world.
Brig. Marwan Julfar lauded the generosity of charitable associations and philanthropists, who strived with the Humanitarian Care Department to support inmates and guide them through their journey back into society.
“The applicant’s residence visa should be valid for at least 60 days from the date of application, so as to be eligible to apply for the service,” the ICP said.
Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf died in a Dubai hospital on Sunday aged 79 after a long illness.