Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

The deadline for all applications was July 10 and the main criterion for selection is good health

  
Muslim pilgrims wear protective face masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, as cleaners wipe the floor while people pray at Kaaba in the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia March 3, 2020.

Muslim pilgrims wear protective face masks, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, as cleaners wipe the floor while people pray at Kaaba in the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia March 3, 2020.

REUTERS/Ganoo Essa

RIYADH: Requests from people of 160 nationalities in the Kingdom have been screened electronically to select who will perform Hajj this year, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Sunday.

The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and good health of pilgrims.

The deadline for all applications was July 10 and the main criterion for selection is good health.

Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom and the remaining 30 percent will be Saudi citizens.

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