Authorities in Saudi Arabia have set rules for the Hajj 2021. Regulations have also been laid down for the accommodation, arrival and departure of pilgrims for the Hajj 2021. The latest epidemic will be monitored while new decisions may be made in light of the new situation.
However, according to the sources two (2) major conditions have been set for the Hajj 2021. What are these conditions? Which certificates are required for Hajj? What precautionary measures would be followed to ensure a safe Hajj? Keep reading.
2 Major Conditions to Perform Hajj 2021
The sources clarified the conditions to perform Hajj 2021 which are,
- People between the ages of 18 and 60 will be allowed to perform Hajj this year.
- Applicants must have been vaccinated.
Necessary for the Applicants to be Free of Complex Diseases
It will also be necessary for the pilgrims to be free from complex diseases and to present a health certificate that they have not had to be hospitalized due to kidney cleansing or complex diseases during the last 6 months. They will have to present a medical certificate of fitness to obtain a Hajj permit. Read more: Pilgrims Should be Vaccinated as per Hajj 2021 Regulations
Is a PCR Test Certificate Necessary?
Foreign pilgrims before arriving in Saudi Arabia, all pilgrims must present a PCR test certificate stating that the candidate is free from Corona. The corona test should be performed 72 hours before the trip from a reputable laboratory in the country.
Certificate of Vaccination for Covid-19
Hajj pilgrims must present a certificate of immunization of all doses of one of the COVID-19 vaccines approved in the country. This certificate must be certified by the official health institution of the pilgrim. However, regarding the vaccine dose, it will also be important to note that 14 days have passed since the last dose of the two-dose vaccine or the first dose of the single-dose vaccine before leaving for Saudi Arabia.
List of Approved Vaccinations for Covid-19
- Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen
What are the Rules and Regulations Regarding the Accommodation of Pilgrims?
Relevant Saudi authorities have also issued rules and regulations regarding the accommodation of Hajj pilgrims. These rules and regulations are:
Use of Thermal Cameras
Foreign pilgrims will have to go through thermal cameras while going to the residence, this will also be the case on the occasion of their arrival and departure. Read more: How Much Zamzam Water Can be Brought Back from Saudi Arabia?
Reserved Hotels in Makkah and Madinah
Hotels in Makkah and Madinah will be reserved for pilgrims, where health regulations set by the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Hajj and other government agencies must be adhered to. Crowding will not be allowed in dining halls and hotel reception centers while an open buffet system will be banned. Read more: A Story of 72 Years Old Man Who Saved Money to do Hajj This Year
Hajj pilgrims will be kept in Hotel Quarantine for three (3) days upon arrival in Saudi Arabia. During this time social distance will be ensured and new tents will be set up for them. All regulations have also been issued regarding the throwing of stones, places of pilgrimage and accommodation in Mina. Read more: 16 Places where Dua is accepted during Umrah and Hajj
The Ministry has issued proper guidelines regarding Hajj for this year. Several conditions are announced by the ministry for the pilgrims. Different rules and regulations are issued to ensure a safe and peaceful Hajj. Visit our website, Saudi expat news, for more information. Stay safe and stay tuned.