King Salman, of Saudi Arabia, has assured that Hajj 2021 will take place as per schedule with no pilgrims limit, Reuters news agency has reported.
Unlike the Hajj in 2020, when only a few pilgrims were allowed to perform it, In 2021, the Saudi king has given go-ahead as the holy sites are geared for fighting against the ongoing pandemic, coronavirus.
However, according to the Hajj and Umrah Ministry of Saudi Arabia, getting the Coronavirus vaccine is mandatory for Hajj in 2021. It was earlier announced that the Covid vaccine is also compulsory for Umrah pilgrims.
King Salman further approved some latest initiatives to give prompt healthcare to pilgrims coming for Hajj pilgrimage.
This includes exempting accommodation facilities annual fees from municipal, commercial activities in Madinah and Makkah, where the Hajj takes place.
For expats who are working in any activities that are related to Hajj and Umrah, the collection of renewal residency fee will be postponed for the next six points, which can be later paid in terms of yearly payment, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The management of the holy sites has been installing the latest technologies to sanitize every pilgrim visiting the sacred places and installing the technology to identify the people with high fever or any medical issues.