The Haj Committee of India has rejected all the applications for Haj this year. The reason for canceling the application is that Saudi Arabia has banned people coming from abroad this year due to Corona virus.
Significantly, the government of Saudi Arabia has allowed only its own countrymen for Haj in view of the infection of Corona virus. This year only 60 thousand people will be able to perform Hajj, the Saudi government has limited the number of Haj pilgrims and has banned pilgrims coming from abroad.
After this decision of the Saudi Arabian government, the Haj Committee of India has canceled all the applications for Haj 2021. The Ministry of Haj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia has announced on June 12 that only 60,000 people will be allowed to do Haj this year. This permission will also be given to those people who will have been vaccinated.
Haj will be allowed only to people of 18-65 years of age. Instructions have also been issued for the pilgrims that they should not have any kind of serious illness.
The ministry also said that pilgrims would have to be vaccinated against Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to participate in Hajj. This is the second time in a row that the Saudi Arabian government has not allowed foreign pilgrims to perform Haj.