Coronavirus vaccine mandatory for Hajj this year: Saudi Arabia

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has made the coronavirus vaccine mandatory for pilgrims this year.

Saudi health ministry officials said that the coronavirus vaccine requirement has been made mandatory for those wishing to perform the Hajj this year, and no one will be allowed to perform the pilgrimage without the vaccine.

On the other hand, the Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Tawfiq al-Rubayeh, said that the coronavirus vaccine will also be mandatory for the health workers who perform their duties during the Hajj this year, as they provide medical facilities to the people at Makkah, Medina and entry points.

A spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Health, Dr Muhammad al-Abd al-Ali, said quarantine would not be necessary for those who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.