The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah decided to establish a pilgrimage this year 1441 AH in very limited numbers for those wishing to perform the rituals of Hajj of various nationalities who are inside the Kingdom. And she explained that this decision stems from the Kingdom’s keenness to establish the ritual pilgrimage in a safe and healthy way, in a manner that meets the requirements of prevention and the necessary social separation. This decision is an extension of the Kingdom’s keenness to protect the guests of the Most Gracious, as it initiated the suspension of pilgrims and the care of those present in the Holy Land, and this met with Islamic and international blessing. The following is the full text of the statement of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah: Because the world is witnessing an outbreak of the Corona virus emerging (Covid-19) in more than (180) countries around the world, the number of deaths affected by nearly half a million deaths, and more than 7 million infections around the world.
And based on what the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has indicated; About the continuing risks of this pandemic and the lack of vaccine and treatment for people infected with HIV around the world and to maintain global health security, especially with the high rate of infections in most countries according to reports issued by international health research authorities and centers, and the seriousness of outbreaks of infection and injury in human settlements that make it difficult to provide safe separation Among its members. So; The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, based on its constant concern to enable the guests of the Sacred House of God and visitors of the Al-Mustafa Mosque, may God bless him and grant him peace, to perform the rituals of Hajj and Umrah in safety, health and safety, has been keen since the onset of the emergence of HIV infections, and the transmission of infection to some countries;
To take precautionary measures to protect the guests of the Most Gracious, by suspending the arrival of pilgrims and taking care of the pilgrims present in the Holy Land, as this decision was met with Islamic and international blessing for its significant contribution to confronting the pandemic globally, and in support of the efforts of states and international health organizations to limit the spread of the virus. In light of the persistence of this pandemic, the seriousness of the outbreak of infection in gatherings, human crowds, and movements between countries of the world, and the increase in infection rates globally, it was decided to establish a pilgrimage this year in 1441 AH with very limited numbers for those wishing to perform pilgrimage rituals for different nationalities who are inside the Kingdom, in order to ensure To establish a ritual safe in a healthy manner in a manner that meets the requirements for prevention and the social separation necessary to ensure the safety and protection of the human being from the threats of this pandemic, and to achieve the purposes of Islamic law in preserving the human soul, God willing. The government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and it is honored to serve millions of pilgrims and pilgrims every year, to confirm that this decision comes from its constant concern for the security and safety of the people of the Two Holy Mosques until their return to their countries.
We ask God – Glory be to Him – to protect the countries of the world from this pandemic, and to protect humanity from all harm. He is capable of everything.