Only 15,392 Moroccan pilgrims allowed to perform Hajj this year

For this year of the Hegira 1443, there will be 15,392 Moroccan pilgrims to take part in the great pilgrimage to Mecca, ie 45% of the normal quota of people authorized to make this trip to the holy places of Islam. 10,186 of them are supervised by the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs and 5,206 by tourist travel agencies. The announcement was made this Thursday, April 21, 2022, by the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs. The royal commission in charge of the pilgrimage organized a meeting this Thursday morning to learn about the measures taken by the Saudi authorities in charge of the hajj for the year 1443 of the hegira. It shows that the quota of Moroccan pilgrims is 45% of the normal quota, or 15,392 pilgrims. 10,186 of them are supervised by the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs and 5,206 by tourist travel agencies. It follows from these data, specifies a press release from the Ministry of Habous, that Moroccan pilgrims within the limit of the percentage mentioned will be taken from among those selected for the 2019 draw. In the event that the quota is not reached, it will be resorted to the waiting list, while respecting the age condition. People excluded because of the age condition or non-completion of the vaccination schedule will retain their right to make the pilgrimage next year if the age condition is met and the vaccination completed. Among the measures taken by the Saudi authorities is the obligation for the person authorized to perform the pilgrimage to be under the age of 65, provided that he was born in August or the following months of the year 1957, d have received the three doses of the anti-covid-19 vaccine and present a negative PCR test result for a sample taken within 72 hours before leaving for the pilgrimage, the ministry said in a statement.