Saudi Arabia has limited the no of Pilgrim who will perform Hajj this year due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic across the globe.
International Pilgrims are not allowed to perform Hajj this year and only Local Pilgrims who are currently living in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be allowed to perform Hajj in 2020.
Hajj 2020 allowed only for Local Pilgrims
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj & Umrah has announced that annual pilgrimage would be limited to very less number of pilgrims compared to earlier years.
Pilgrims of all nationalities who are already residing in the country will be allowed but none from outside of Saudi Arabia can come and perform hajj this year, as the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
This decision was taken by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj & Umrah to restrict Hajj pilgrims to limited number because it will be difficult to maintain social distance in crowded areas due to which there are chances that coronavirus cases will increase in more numbers.
Top priority of the Kingdom is always to provide Safety and security to Hajj & Umrah Pilgrims and thats why the limitations are in place.
More than two million Muslim Pilgrims have performed Hajj last year, and out of those, more than 1.8 million muslim pilgrims traveled to Saudi Arabia from other countries.
Officials said that they will be taking care of spacing procedures and avoid large crowds during Hajj and have procedures and plans in place to take care of Pilgrims Safety.
As per the Officials medical crew will be available at all sites to help pilgrims