The news follows the lifting of most Covid-19 restrictions in KSA
On Monday, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued a statement to announce that foreign guests can participate in 2022’s annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca after a two-year suspension caused by the pandemic.
In 2020, Saudi Authorities restricted the annual activities to citizens and residents within the Kingdom as part of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Though there had been a partial reopening to foreign pilgrims last year, Saudi Arabia has now lifted the suspension of travel to and from the 17 remaining countries that were excluded, including Nigeria, which is home to 95 million Muslims.
This means that millions of pilgrims from around the world will now be able travel to Saudi between June and July to complete their religious obligations.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that a revised quota of pilgrims for hajj 2022 will soon be released for each participating country.
For more information, visit www.haj.gov.sa/en