Abolition of age limit for Hajj 2020The Saudi Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah has announced abolishing the age limit for Hajj 2020, which was originally implied due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The condition age limit was applied to Muslims from all countries. And now the abolition of the age limit is also pragmatic for all countries. Along with that, the number of pilgrims will also increase in 2023 because the government of Saudi Arabia has also increased the number of quotas for international pilgrims. As he stated in front of the Indonesian Hajj Media Center that God willing, when the pandemic is over, all will be back to usual.
Are there any Hajj restrictions for Pakistan?Since the Covid-19 pandemic, there are a number of Hajj restrictions for Pakistani pilgrims. The list of these limitations and requirements includes: Age limit & testing requirements Hajj will be allowed this year for those of and under 65 years of age, provided that they get the rudimentary dosages of vaccines permitted in the Kingdom and they must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours past their coming to the Kingdom. The Hajj restrictions for Pakistan include
- Pilgrim’s age must be under 65 years.
- Must get fully vaccinated against Covid-1 with complete doses of the following vaccines
- Astra Zeneca
- Other requirements