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2021 Hajj: Saudi Arabia Bars Travellers From Nigeria, Other Countries

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2 Million Expected In Mecca For Hajj In Saudi Arabia

Ganiyat Ganiyu

Saudi Arabia on Saturday barred travellers from Nigeria and other countries from performing 2021 Hajj over fears of the coronavirus disease.

The state media reported that Saudi Arabia announced that the country would only allow 60,000 vaccinated residents of the kingdom to perform the annual hajj.

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The hajj ministry said this year’s pilgrimage would be “open for nationals and residents of the kingdom, limited to 60,000 pilgrims.”

The pilgrimage would be limited to those who have been vaccinated and are below 65 years of age with no chronic illnesses, it said.

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