Saudi Arabia Issues New Guidelines for Hajj Pilgrims

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia has issued new guidelines for pilgrims arriving in the holy land from all over the world.

The GACA stated in a notification that pilgrims will be required to follow these guidelines. Those who do not adhere to the rules will be denied entry.

A pilgrim must be at least 65 years old, have received the coronavirus vaccine doses allowed by his or her country’s government, and have tested negative for the virus 48 hours before leaving for Saudi Arabia, according to the guidelines.

All international carriers, including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), have received instructions from the Saudi aviation authority to ensure that passengers adhere to these standards or face fines.

According to details, airfares for pilgrims from the southern and northern regions are expected to stay in the $810 to $1,100 and $860 to $1,150 ranges, respectively.

Sources said that the Hajj flight operation has also been limited to 5 cities instead of 8 cities. At the same time, the Hajj flight operation that was supposed to start on May 31 has also been postponed, and now the start of the Hajj flight operation is expected to start on June 5 0r 6.

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