Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

24 Jul 2017

SA hujjaj delayed as flights grounded

South African hujjaj who were stranded at OR Tambo international airport were handed a life-line this afternoon after news that they would be booked on an alternative flight tonight. Distressed hujjaj missed their international flight to Saudi Arabia due to bad weather in Johannesburg.

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20 Jul 2017

First SA hujjaj to depart on Sunday

With the first group of South Africans set to embark on Haj 2017 this week, role-players in the haj sector are now tightening their logistical arrangements for the haj season. Some 2 million pilgrims from around the world will travel to the holy cities for the annual pilgrimage, which takes place over five days. This year, the hajj will commence on Wednesday 30th August and conclude on Monday 4th September.

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20 Jul 2017

Vaccination rules for Haj pilgrims announced

Vaccination against meningitis is mandatory for all local and foreign pilgrims. The flu vaccine is not mandatory but it is desirable to take it considering the climate and susceptibility of pilgrims.

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