Women will be allowed to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage without a mahram (male guardian) this year, as long as they travel with other women, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Sunday.
Participants in the Hajj must be between the ages of 18 to 65, be vaccinated against or recovered from the novel coronavirus, be free of chronic illness and be residents or citizens of Saudi Arabia who have not performed Hajj in the past five years.
The Kingdom will limit this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to 60,000 residents and nationals living in Saudi Arabia due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced in a statement Saturday.
Three approved packages are available for pilgrims, including one for SR16,560.50 ($4,426), one for SR14,381.95 ($3,835.07), and one for SR12,113.95 ($3,230.29), according to Arab News.
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