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60,000 pilgrims register successfully for this year’s Hajj


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Gulf Today Report

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Friday announced the completion of the electronic resgistration of the pilgrims for this year’s Hajj.

Almost 60,000 pilgrims belonging to 150 countries from inside the kingdom have successfully registered electronically, said the ministry.

About 558,270 people had applied for registration which began on the 3rd of Dhul-Qa’dah 1442 (June 13, 2021) and ended on 28 Dhu-Qa’dah 1442 H (July 8, 2021).

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Hajj pilgrims for this year are selected according to several conditions, including age, willingness to adhere to precautionary and preventive measures and preference was given to first timers.

The ministry has advised all pilgrims who have been granted Hajj permits to take the second vaccine dose.

All the holders of Hajj permit are not required to book for vaccination in advance.

Four reception centers set up by the ministry will receive pilgrims on the 7th and 8th of Dhul-Hijjah and from there they will be transported by buses to the Holy Mosque in Makkah.





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