Hajj 2022

The criteria for the Hajj for the 1443 AH season, which corresponds to the year 2022 AD, were issued by the UAE National Authority for Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster Management and the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments.

The leadership, government, and people of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were highly commended by the two organizations for their efforts in utilizing every resource at their disposal to assist pilgrims.

The most recent requirements for UAE citizens to do Hajj

These conditions are in reaction to the Kingdom’s declared rules for the current Hajj season, and they include:

— This year, only those who have never made the Hajj will be permitted.

– Only pilgrims under the age of 65 are permitted to perform the Hajj.

— Only pilgrims having the required immunizations and booster shots will be admitted.

— Another requirement is to submit a negative PCR test no later than 72 hours before entering the Kingdom.

Priority will be given to those who have updated their details and are enrolled in the computerized Hajj system.

Many Muslims outside the kingdom who have been prohibited from traveling for the Hajj since 2019 received encouraging news from the move, even if it fell short of restoring regular Hajj circumstances.

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and everyone who has the means must perform it at least once in their lifetime. An estimated 2.5 million people attended in 2019, making it one of the biggest religious gatherings in the world.

Only 1,000 pilgrims were permitted to participate once the coronavirus epidemic began in 2020, however, at the request of Saudi Arabia.

The number was raised the next year to 60,000 completely immunized Saudi residents and citizens who were selected through a lottery.

The Saudi Hajj ministry announced in a statement that it “had authorized one million pilgrims, both international and domestic, to do the hajj” this year.

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