Hajj 2021: Pilgrims must be vaccinated against Covid-19
Saudi Arabia- The Saudi Ministry of Health has announced that the faithful who want to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage this year will need to prove that they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19.
The statement did not specify whether the Hajj, which traditionally draws some 2 million pilgrims from across the world, would again exclude pilgrims from outside the Kingdom to prevent the contagion.
Last year, Saudi officials permitted a very limited number of pilgrims already within the country to perform the Hajj amid the surging pandemic.
The five-day pilgrimage starts this year at the end of July.
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