On 09 April 2022, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj & Umrah announced that 1 million international and domestic pilgrims will be able to perform Hajj 2022.

The number of international pilgrims allowed to enter Saudi Arabia for Hajj will depend on the quota allocated to each country.

In addition, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that the following regulations will be applied:

  • Only pilgrims under 65 years of age who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using vaccines approved by the Saudi Ministry of Health will be able to perform Hajj.
  • Pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia will need to submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours of the time of their departure to Saudi Arabia.
  • The official Health Requirements and Recommendations for Travelers to Saudi Arabia for Hajj issued each year by the Saudi Ministry of Health are yet to be released.

These guidelines will advise on other vaccine requirements for entering Saudi Arabia for Hajj 2022.