Hajj 2021: Saudi Bars Nigerians, Other From Holy Land

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Saudi Arabia authorities have announced that only citizens within the kingdom will observe this year’s Hajj.

The statement made available to newsmen read;

In the light of what the world is witnessing with the continuing developments of the pandemic Covid-19, and the emergence of new variations, Hajj 1442 will be limited to the residents and citizens from within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ONLY – (60,000).”

“The Total Number of pilgrims this year is limited to ONLY 60,000 people, for residents of all nationalities and citizens inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

“The health status of those wishing to register for Hajj 1442 must be from the following categories: a vaccinated person, a vaccinated person who has completed one dose and spent 14 days, or a vaccinated person recovering from infection.

This is the second year running that non-Saudi residents will not be allowed to the holy land.

Nigerians will now join the host of other citizens across the globe from non visiting the holy land for this head hajj.

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