The Saudi Arabia Government made the Covid-19 vaccine compulsory for all the pilgrims of Hajj this year. According to the Healthy Ministry officials of Saudi Arabia, the Covid-19 shot for all the pilgrims performing Hajj in 2021 has been made mandatory. People who don’t follow the rule will not be allowed to perform Hajj.
“The Covid-19 vaccine is mandatory for those willing to come to the Hajj and will be one of the main conditions (for receiving a permit to come),” stated the Saudi newspaper Okaz report.
The decision has been made to maintain a safer environment and avoid the virus spread during Hajj.
In 2020, only 1000 pilgrims were allowed for Hajj taking the Covid-19 virus into consideration. However, India’s Ministry of Minority and Affairs that the process for Hajj 2021 will be decided after receiving the instructions from the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.