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Hajj 2022: Saudi Arabia grants Niger the quota of 7,194 pilgrims

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The allocation of this quota of 7,194 pilgrims for the 2022 edition of the hajj follows the decision taken on March 17, 2022, by the Saudi authorities to suspend the application of distancing measures in the Grand Mosque, the Prophet’s Mosque. , in other mosques, and also in all closed and open places.

Re-entry to the country is no longer subject to the submission of a negative result for a PCR test or for a rapid antigen test.

However, pilgrims are required to have insurance covering the cost of treatment for Covid-19 infection during the period of stay in the Kingdom.

In addition, the institutional and home quarantine measures for visitors, the suspension of direct arrival in the Kingdom and that of the suspension of all flights to and from the Kingdom to certain countries are lifted by the Saudi authorities.

This year, the number of pilgrims to the Holy Places of Islam is restricted to 1 million travelers, for the whole of the 2022 edition, by the Saudi authorities because of Covid 19.

Recall that the Hajj has not taken place for two years due to the pandemic linked to COVID-19.

In Niger, during normal times (without covid), some 10,000 to 15,000 pilgrims go to the Holy Land each year in order to fulfill the fifth pillar of Islam.

AIO/AS/ANP 0116 April 2022Niamey, April 25 (ANP)-Saudi Arabia has granted the Republic of Niger a quota of 7,194 pilgrims for the 2022 edition of the pilgrimage to the holy places of Islam, one can read in a statement from the Saudi ministry in charge of Hajj. The allocation of this quota of 7,194 pilgrims for the 2022 edition of the hajj follows the decision taken on March 17, 2022, by the Saudi authorities to suspend the application of distancing measures in the Grand Mosque, the Prophet’s Mosque. , in other mosques, and also in all closed and open places. Re-entry to the country is no longer subject to the submission of a negative result for a PCR test or for a rapid antigen test. However, pilgrims are required to have insurance covering the cost of treatment for Covid-19 infection during the period of stay in the Kingdom. In addition, the institutional and home quarantine measures for visitors, the suspension of direct arrival in the Kingdom and that of the suspension of all flights to and from the Kingdom to certain countries are lifted by the Saudi authorities. This year, the number of pilgrims to the Holy Places of Islam is restricted to 1 million travelers, for the whole of the 2022 edition, by the Saudi authorities because of Covid 19. Remember that the Hajj does not has not taken place for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Niger, during normal times (without covid), some 10,000 to 15,000 pilgrims go to the Holy Land each year in order to fulfill the fifth pillar of Islam.

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Source: ici Niger

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