The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Affairs of Saudi Arabia has set the minimum age for the pilgrims who want to go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year. The news is from Gulf News.
According to the ministry's statement on Monday, the passenger must be at least 12 years old to get a Hajj visa in 2023. Application for Hajj visa will not be accepted by a passenger below 12 years of age or on behalf of a passenger.
The statement also said that the government has decided to increase the importance of registering those who plan to perform Hajj this year; Especially for those who have decided to perform Hajj for the first time, they must register to get a visa.
The Saudi government has also launched an app called 'Absher' for this registration. This year the Hajj season will start from the end of June. Pilgrims have to register their names in this app at least 2 months before this.
Besides Saudi citizens and residents, millions of people from around the world visit the country to perform Hajj every year. However, foreign pilgrims could not go to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj due to border restrictions in place for 2 years due to the corona epidemic.
Now, of course, that is no longer the case. In the statement of the Hajj and Umrah Ministry on Tuesday, it is said that from now on, foreign travelers will not have to face any restrictions.
Desk Report / SH