450,000 Hajj applicants in 24 hours

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah received more than 450,000 Hajj requests during the first 24 hours from the opening of registration for this year’s Hajj.

The ministry explained that 60 percent of the applicants are males while 40 percent are females.

The ministry has completed the first phase of allocating camps to institutions and companies for pilgrims inside holy sites, and it continues with the allocation operations until the end of this week.

This is in preparation for the stage of processing per health requirements and standards that achieve the quality of services provided to pilgrims.

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Abdul Fattah Mashat confirmed that there is no differentiation in admission between nationalities of applicants registering to perform Hajj.

He said that registration is available to all nationalities through the electronic portal.

Priority will be given to those who did not perform the pilgrimage during the past five years.

Source: Saudi Gazette

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