Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in July 2020. This year’s pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom. Photo: AP Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in July 2020. This year’s pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom. Photo: AP
Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in July 2020. This year’s pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom. Photo: AP

Saudi Arabia limits haj to vaccinated citizens, bars foreign travellers over Covid-19 fears

  • Muslims from other countries will be prevented from performing the haj pilgrimage for the second year in a row over Covid-19 concerns
  • Saudi Arabia plans to make vaccinations mandatory to enter government buildings and to use public transport

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in July 2020. This year’s pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom. Photo: AP Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in July 2020. This year’s pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom. Photo: AP
Pilgrims walk around the Kabba at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in July 2020. This year’s pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom. Photo: AP
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