Saudi Govt allows 60,000 overseas pilgrims to perform Hajj this year

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmon y Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri says Saudi Government has allowed 60,000 people, from across the globe, to perform Hajj this year under strict Covid SOPs.

In a statement, he said the intending pilgrims will include 15,000 local and 45,000 from other parts of the world.

The Minister hoped that Pakistan will also get a quota in the 45,000 international pilgrims. He said intending pilgrims of the age group from 18 to 60 years will be allowed to perform Hajj this year and they have to present fitness certificate of good health. He asked the intending Pakistani pilgrims to get ready as per directions of the Saudi Government. He said authentic Corona vaccine certificate and PCR negative test will be mandatory.

The Minister said Pakistan has requested the Saudi Government to approve China made anti Covid vaccine as well to facilitate Pakistani intending pilgrims.