Abu Dhabi: The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) have revealed the Hajj requirements for the 1443 AH season.
The latest requirements are in line with the Hajj restrictions which have been declared by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The new pre-requisites for Hajj this season require the pilgrim to be;
- Under 65 Years of Age
- Should not have performed the Hajj Pilgrimage before and
- Must have received the Approved COVID-19 vaccine shots and a Booster shot
The requirements to this season’s Hajj Pilgrimage also include the submission of a negative result for a PCR test conducted within 72 hours before arriving in Saudi Arabia.
The Authority has stated that pilgrims who meet the pre-requisites, are registered in the Hajj e-system and have their data updated previously, would be provided priority for the travel permissions.
Both organizations have highlighted that the declared requirements will support the leadership’s strategy and aims to maintain the achievements of the recovery.