The government of Saudi Arabia has limited 2021 Hajj to only citizens of the country thereby not accepting pilgrims over fears of spreading COVID19. in the statement released by the ministry of the country, it says that it would allow only vaccinated residents of the kingdom to partake in the annual Hajj
”In the light of what the world is witnessing with the continuing developments of the pandemic COVID19 and the emergence of new variations, Hajj 1442 will be limited to the residents and citizens from within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONLY – (60,000).
The Total Number of pilgrims this year is limited to ONLY 60,000 people, for residents of all nationalities and citizens inside the Kingdom 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.” the statement in part reads