he Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has announced that pilgrims who want to perform Hajj this year must be vaccinated.
Media reports quoted Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al Rabiah as saying that participation in the Hajj season be linked to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, considering it the main condition for participation.
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“The compulsion of the taking of the Corona vaccine for those wishing to participate, as it is one of the conditions for participation in the next Hajj season,” Rabiah is quoted as saying.
Last year Saudi Arabia’s Hajj Ministry has allowed only few thousands to perform the pilgrimage. Two-thirds of those pilgrims were from among foreign residents in Saudi Arabia and one-third will be Saudi citizens.