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Hajj Ministry Announces Opening of Registration for Local Pilgrims

Hajj Ministry Announces Opening of Registration for Local Pilgrims

Friday, 3 June, 2022 - 17:00
Muslims pray around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque complex in the holy city of Makkah, during the fasting month of Ramadan, on April 9, 2022. (AFP)

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Friday the opening of registration for pilgrims from inside Saudi Arabia.

Eligible citizens and resident must not be older than 65 years of age and have a valid residence permit.

The ministry added that priority will be given to those who have not previously performed the Hajj and are fully immunized against the coronavirus.

In a press statement, the ministry said that registration can be obtained electronically through its website or through the “Eatmarna” application.

Those interested can review all programs for domestic pilgrims, and choose the appropriate program, and service providing companies and institutions.

The Eatmarna app allows pilgrims to review all available packages, create a list of preferred packages and choose from them, add companions, as well as ensure that all the registrants' data, immunization status, and requirements are met.

An application will be dismissed if any of the requirements are omitted or are not met.

The ministry called on all applicants to ensure the accuracy of information when registering and choosing packages.

The ministry stressed that there will be no additional advantages to the date of registration, and all applications will be processed after the registration deadline expires.

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