Saudi Arabia: Over 450,000 apply for Hajj permits in 24 hours

Saudi Arabia: Over 450,000 apply for Hajj permits in 24 hours

Saudi Arabia: Over 450,000 apply for Hajj permits in 24 hours

Applications for Hajj permits passed the 450,000 mark in the first 24 hours, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said.

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Women made up 40% of the applicants after an announcement that they would be allowed to perform Hajj without a legal male guardian.

Applicants must be between 18 and 65 years of age, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before and are free of chronic diseases.