Non-Saudi residents will not be recognized eligible for Hajj in the holy land for the second year in a row.
Saudi authorities said in a statement on Saturday that only Saudi citizens will participate in this year’s Hajj.
“In view of what the world is seeing with the pandemic Covid-19 and the advent of new varieties, Hajj 1442 shall be confined to residents and citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONLY — (60,000).”
“This year, the total number of pilgrims is limited to only 60,000 persons, including inhabitants of all nationalities and nationals of Saudi Arabia.
“The health status of those wishing to register for Hajj 1442 must be from the following categories: a vaccinated person, a vaccinated person who has completed one dose and spent 14 days, or a vaccinated person recovering from infection.”