The Hajj quota for the Islamic Republic of Iran this year is more than 39,000, an official said.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Hajj quota for the Islamic Republic of Iran this year is more than 39,000, an official said.
Akbar Rezaei, the Hajj and Umrah Deputy of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, said that according to the official announcement by Saudi Arabia, 39,635 Iranians will go on the pilgrimage in 2022, the public relations office of the organization reported.
He said the number includes both pilgrims and those who go to Saudi Arabia to facilitate the services to Iranian pilgrims.
He added that according to the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Hajj pilgrims need to be below 65 years of age, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have a negative coronavirus test before leaving for the kingdom.
Rezaei urged those who registered their names for the 2020 Hajj and have priority for taking the pilgrimage to complete their vaccination if they haven’t done so yet.
He also said that planning for the dispatch of pilgrims is under way with seriousness and swiftness.
Saudi Arabia has announced that it will receive foreign pilgrims for Hajj this year after two years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Figures show some 5.8 million Iranians are on a waiting list for travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.
They have been waiting for years for their turn.