Following the Kingdom’s decision to permit one million people to attend the holy pilgrimage this year (2022), Saudi Arabia has granted Pakistan the second-highest quota of Hajj pilgrims.
Indonesia has been granted the biggest quota of Hajj pilgrims (2022), followed by Pakistan, according to the Saudi Arabian government. Up to 81,132 pilgrims will be able to go to the Kingdom to do Hajj in 2022, according to preliminary estimates.
Following the relaxation of COVID rules in the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia has stated that it will welcome one million pilgrims for Hajj this year.
The news came from the Saudi Ministry for Hajj and Umrah, which claimed that the Kingdom would welcome 1 million pilgrims for Hajj this year, comprising both domestic and international pilgrims the religious ceremony.
According to the ministry, the Kingdom is committed to ensuring that the greatest number of Muslims from all over the world can conduct Hajj and visit the Prophet’s Mosque in a safe and spiritual environment.
Keeping Hajj pilgrims safe and secure, as well as visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque is of greatest priority to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ government.
It is expected that the number of pilgrims coming from certain countries for this year’s Hajj would be determined in accordance with the quotas allotted to each country and taking into account compliance with all health recommendations.
When the Saudi Ministry of Health released the regulations for the pilgrimage this year, it stated that it is open to people under the age of 65 who have had certified COVID-19 immunizations from the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia.
In order to enter the Kingdom, pilgrims from outside the Kingdom must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of their departure from their home country.