Saudi Arabia restricts pilgrimage to Mecca in Ramadan: only vaccinated people or people who have had Covid-19 will be able to participate | World

Saudi Arabia restricts pilgrimage to Mecca in Ramadan: only vaccinated people or people who have had Covid-19 will be able to participate | World
Saudi Arabia restricts pilgrimage to Mecca in Ramadan: only vaccinated people or people who have had Covid-19 will be able to participate | World

Authorized persons will be those who:

Ramadan usually takes a large flow of worshipers from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries to Mecca. The small pilgrimage, suspended in March 2020 because of the pandemic, was timidly resumed in the middle of last year.

At first, only 6,000 Saudis and foreign residents in Saudi Arabia were allowed every day to perform the “umrah”, which can be done at any time of the year, unlike the “hach”, which has a specific period.

See how the pilgrimage to Mecca was reopened during the pandemic, in VIDEO of August 2020

Over the past few months, with the increase in easing restrictions, the number of visitors has risen to 15,000 participants every day for the “umrah”.

More than 390,000 cases of Covid have been recorded in the country, among them 6,700 deaths. More than 5 million of the 34 million inhabitants received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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