Pilgrims flock to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj.


UAE authorities announce requirements for Haj travelers


DUBAI – Pilgrims from the UAE who want to travel to Saudi Arabia for Haj must abide by requirements announced on Tuesday (May 17).

The new travel rules were announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.

According to the authorities, the travel rules are a response to Haj announced by Saudi Arabia, which include requiring that pilgrims must not have previously performed the Haj.

Travelers must also be under 65 years old, and have received the approved Covid-19 vaccine shots and a booster shot.

Travelers must submit a negative result for a PCR test conducted within 72 hours before arriving in Saudi Arabia.

Priority will be given to those who meet the conditions, are registered in the Haj e-system, and whose data have been previously updated. ICA/Expat Media

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