Devotees who have planned to visit Haj pilgrimage will have to get vaccinated in the view of Covid infection. The Haj Committee of India on Thursday issued a circular in this regard.
The Haj Committee said that the Saudi government has not yet clarified anything about the Haj pilgrim age and that the decision will be entirely up to the Saudi government. However, once the pilgrim age is allowed, it will likely start in June. The Haj Committee of India has advised the applicants to take the first dose of vaccine, so that the second vaccine could be taken on time.
The Haj Committee of India in their circular said “It is informed that as per Health Minister of Saudi Arabia and Mail form Consulate General of India, Jeddah, Pilgrims visiting the Kingdom need to get two doses of Vaccine before departure to Saudi Arabia. In case Indian Pilgrims perform Haj-2021, outgoing flights will start from Mid-June, accordingly Those who have applied for Haj-2021 are advised to take first dose of vaccine now on their own, so that at the time of departure the second dose is also given to them. So as to keep themselves ready and there should not be any constraint of not vaccinated”.”It is however clarified that yet no official communication regarding Hai 2021 has been received from Saudi Government. All the process of Haj-2021 will be subject to approval of Saudi authorities” the circular reads.
The application process for Hajj has been completed across the country Maharashtra. A large number of applications have been received from all over Vidarbha including Nagpur.