Saudi Arabia limits haj to vaccinated citizens, bars foreign travellers over Covid-19 fears

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Saudi Arabia limits haj to vaccinated citizens, bars foreign travellers over Covid-19 fears

Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday it will allow 60,000 residents vaccinated against Covid-19 to perform this year’s haj, but Muslims from abroad will be barred for a second straight year.The haj – a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lives – typically packs millions of pilgrims into congested religious sites and could be a major source of contagion amid the coronavirus pandemic.This year it would be “open for nationals and residents of the kingdom, limited to 60,000 pilgrims”,…

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