Saudi Arabia to allow 60,000 vaccinated residents to perform Hajj

Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it will only allow 60,000 vaccinated residents of the kingdom to perform the annual Hajj, state media reported.

The Hajj ministry said this year’s pilgrimage would be “open for nationals and residents of the kingdom, limited to 60,000 pilgrims”, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

“Those wishing to perform the Hajj must be free of chronic diseases and be vaccinated” and between the ages of 18 and 65, it said.

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