Canceling Hajj booking if not taking second dose of coronavirus vaccine

Canceling Hajj booking if not taking second dose of coronavirus vaccine

Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat reiterated that we will cancel Hajj permits of those pilgrims; who fail to take the second dose of coronavirus vaccine.

He urged all those aspiring pilgrims, who obtained the Hajj permits, to take the second dose of the vaccine; within the next 48 hours.

“The pilgrim can go to the nearest vaccination center and get the dose without reservation after presenting the permit for this year’s Hajj,” he also said while emphasizing that whoever failed to take the second dose; his permit will be canceled directly and automatically.

In a statement earlier; the ministry also said that Hajj permits would facilitate getting an appointment for the second dose within 48 hours of issuing the permit.

“This also comes from the keenness of the government of King Salman to take all precautionary measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus and preserve the safety of pilgrims,” the Ministry also said.

The ministry also reiterated that the vaccination is one of the primary conditions for registration; and the second dose is an essential requirement to enable the pilgrims to perform Hajj.