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Hajj Amid Concerns Over COVID

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Monal Travels Updates you that Minister says the government will not allow Indonesians to travel for the Hajj due to pandemic and for safety of the pilgrims. Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Indones
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Monal Travels Updates you that Minister says the government will not allow Indonesians to travel for the Hajj due to pandemic and for safety of the pilgrims. Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Indonesia has canceled the Hajj pilgrimage for people within the worlds largest Muslim-majority nation for the second year in a row, thanks to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
For many Indonesians, a pilgrimage may be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with a mean wait time of 20 years thanks to a quota system.Due to the pandemic and for the security of the pilgrims, the govt has decided that this year it wont allow Indonesian pilgrims to travel again, the minister of spiritual affairs, Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, said during a statement on Thursday. Yaqut said Saudi Arabia had not opened access to the Hajj.Its not just Indonesia no countries have received quotas, because the memorandum of understanding has not been signed,
he said Pilgrims who had paid Hajj fees are going to be pilgrims next year, he added.
Saudi Arabia barred Muslims abroad from attending the Hajj in 2020 during a bid to assist prevent the spread of COVID-19. The move was the primary such ban in recent history. The Saudi health ministry said in March that it'll allow people that are vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the Hajj this year. But the Reuters press agency said in May that Saudi Arabia is again considering banning overseas pilgrims due to worries about the emergence of the latest coronavirus variants.
Two sources conversant in discussions told the agency that authorities will only allow domestic pilgrims who are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 a minimum of six months before the pilgrimage. Before the pandemic enforced social distancing globally, some 2.5 million pilgrims wont to visit the holiest sites of Islam in Mecca and Medina for the week-long Hajj, and therefore the lesser, year-round thanksgiving umrah pilgrimage, which altogether earned the dominion about $12bn a year, consist

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