According to the statement made by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia, it was announced that only those who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 will be taken to the country.
In the statement, which stated that three categories of people will be taken, it was stated that people who have had a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine, have had two doses of Covid-19 vaccine, and those who have passed the virus and recovered will be taken to the country.
In the statement, it was underlined that only the specified people will have permission to perform the Umrah worship and pray at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
It was reported that the conditions announced were also valid for entering the Masjid al-Nabawi in Madinah.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said the policy started with Ramadan, which will start this month, but it is unclear how long it will take.
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While the cases of Covid-19 have been increasing in Saudi Arabia recently, no statement has been made as to whether the conditions announced will also apply to the Hajj worship.
Saudi Arabia allowed 10,000 Muslims to attend the Hajj in July last year. In 2019, the number of people who performed the Hajj was 2.5 million.
Saudi Arabia reported more than 393 thousand Covid-19 cases, while reporting 6,700 casualties.
According to the data of the Kingdom Ministry of Health and Bloomberg, 5 million 113 thousand of the population of approximately 34 million were vaccinated against Covid-19.