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No Hajj without Permit: Imprisonment, Financial Fines for Unauthorized Vehicles

The Saudi Public Security announced that the General Department of Traffic will prevent any unauthorized vehicles that do not have permits from entering the holy sites, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Public Security Forces stressed that those drivers transporting pilgrims who do not have Hajj permits shall face various punishments including:

  • They shall be imprisoned for up to 6 months.
  • The drivers shall pay a financial fine of SAR50,000 for each unauthorized pilgrim in their vehicles.
  • Court rulings may also include confiscating the vehicle if it is owned by the carrier or the contributor.
  • Expatriate drivers will be deported after receiving their penalties.
  • They will be prevented from entering Saudi Arabia for specific periods.

The authorities underscored that those citizens or expatriates inside Mecca, the central area, the holy sites, the Haramain train station, security control centers, sorting centers, and temporary security control centers, who do not have Hajj permits shall be punished by a fine of SAR10,000.

Furthermore, the expatriates will be deported to their countries and prevented from entering the Kingdom for specific periods.

No Hajj without a Permit

On Saturday, Director of Public Security and Chairman of the Hajj Security Committee Lt. Gen. Mohammed Al-Bassami stressed that the security of the Kingdom, pilgrims, and holy sites is a red line.

Therefore, Al-Bassami emphasized that those who did not obtain Hajj permits will never perform Hajj or enter the holy sites.

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