Hajj Pilgrim 2023 : Saudi Arabia has finally removed all restrictions on the number of Hajj allowed to perform the annual Hajj as well as the age limit restriction for Hajj season 2023.
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kingdom had drastically curbed the number of hajj-pilgrims allowed to perform the Hajj between 2020 and 2022, from 2.5 million in 2019 to 900,000 in 2022. Moreover, Hajj were limited to the ages between 18 and 65 and were also required to present proof of COVID vaccination and a negative COVID test report.
Hajj Pilgrims 2023
Now, however, with the significant decrease in COVID-19 cases worldwide, the Kingdom will once again welcome Hajj pilgrims in pre-pandemic proportions.
Minister of Hajj and Umrah Tawfiq Al Rabiah has confirmed that in 1444H, i.e. 2023, there will be no ceiling imposed on the number of Hajj, and all able-bodied Muslims will be allowed in regardless of their age.
Hajj season is expected to begin in June 2023. According to Hajj officials, during the registration, priority will be given to those who have not yet performed Hajj.