The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Saudi Arabia has announced that domestic pilgrim registration for Hajj this year 1443H/2022 will begin on Friday, June 3.
According to the announcement made by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, domestic pilgrims will be able to register for Hajj 2022 for 9 days until Saturday, June 11.
The Ministry also confirmed that the early registration would not be considered a privilege for the selection for Hajj.
To perform Hajj this year, citizens and residents under the age of 65 must-have three doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.
The ministry has advised all pilgrims to follow all health regulations and preventive measures in order to maintain their health and safety while performing the Hajj rituals.
It is worth noting that the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) has warned that anyone found fingerprinting for Hajj without a permit would be deported from Saudi Arabia for ten years.
Meanwhile, the Jawazat stated that the family visit visa cannot be turned into a resident permit (iqama), emphasizing that this is not permitted by the regulations.
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia on Thursday (June 02) issued a circular to all airlines operating at Saudi Arabian airports, including chartered airlines outlining the health requirements for travellers coming to the Kingdom to perform Hajj.
The circular requires all airlines carrying passengers arriving in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this year to follow the following guidelines:
- Passengers must be under the age of 65
- Completed vaccination with basic doses of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.
- All passengers must submit a negative PCR test for COVID-19 for a sample that was taken within 72 hours prior to departure to the Kingdom.