Haj 2021: Saudi allows women to register without male dependent

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Makkah - The Kingdom has limited this year’s Haj to its citizens and residents only, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.



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Published: Sun 13 Jun 2021, 4:55 PM

Last updated: Sun 13 Jun 2021, 5:00 PM

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has allowed women to register for the pilgrimage this year without a male dependent.

Those women who want to register for Haj this year will be part of the Women’s League.

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The Kingdom has limited this year’s Haj to its citizens and residents only, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Three Haj packages have been announced by the ministry. The first category costs 12,113 riyals; the second is priced at 14,381 riyals and the third — and most expensive category — costs 16,560 riyals before taxes.

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Saudi Arabia has restricted the annual Haj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents for the second year running in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Only people aged between 18 and 65 who have been vaccinated or immunised from the virus, and are free of chronic diseases, will be able to take part. It also set a maximum of 60,000 participants.

waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com


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