According to official sources, this year’s Hajj expenses will likely exceed Rs 1 million, as per the government’s plan.
The official resources rejected the idea of a cheap Hajj due to “the state of the world economy, rising inflation, and depreciation of rupees in the foreign market.”
They also said there was no chance of the government providing “Hajj subsidies” this year. The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony is preparing for an early agreement with the banks that are planning to receive Hajj applications, and the sources indicate that the Hajj Policy, 2023 announcement is anticipated to be presented by the end of February.
Additionally, they advised the traveler to bring three photos, their passport, the Hajj application, and documentation of their Corona vaccination card.
They claimed that having a bank account is a requirement for all Hajj applicants. The restriction on pilgrims over 65 has been relaxed in Saudi Arabia, according to sources.
According to reports, the ministry increased coordination with banks, airlines, the Saudi government, and other parties to ensure the smooth operation of the Hajj.