Due to the ongoing outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the government decided for a “limited Hajj” this year that involved Muslims of different nationalities residing in the country. However, the Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will assess the experience it gained in organizing this year’s exceptional Hajj within two weeks and will try to benefit from it. To know more, read the article below.
Preparation for the Upcoming Umrah Season
The Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah for Hajj affairs, said in an interview that,
The Ministry will soon start preparations related to the upcoming Umrah season.
What Preparations Would be Made?
According to the Deputy Minister, the Ministry will start evaluating lessons learned from the unprecedented pilgrimage, which witnessed high-quality health and organizational procedures amid corona virus pandemic situation.
For How Long will They be Quarantined?
Al-Sharif said that the Hajj pilgrims must spend seven (7) days in home quarantine and they should not leave their homes during this period. The Ministry of Health will follow and check up on them in accordance with its health protocols. Read more: The First British Muslim Woman to Perform Hajj
How will they Depart?
He said the pilgrims assembled at their accommodation in Makkah after the completion of pilgrimage on Sunday and they would then be taken to the airport for those wishing to travel by air.
What Facilities will be Provided to those Travelling by Road?
As for those who will leave for their cities by road, the ministry is providing transportation facilities to them to send them home and would monitor their health conditions and safety while ensuring their compliance with the quarantine rules.
Al-Sharif praised the services, arrangements, and organization for this year’s Hajj season that enabled the pilgrims to perform their rituals in ease and comfort. Let’s hope for their safe return. For more information and news circulating around the world, visit our website. Stay safe. Stay tuned.