The Hajj Security Forces Command spokesman, Brigadier General Sami Al-Shuwairekh, stated that ten pilgrims of the Hajj regulations and instructions were arrested. They were caught without a permit.
The statutory measures have been taken to implement the financial fine prescribed for violations in the amount of SR10.000 for each.
Brigadier Al-Shuwairekh called on all citizens and residents to abide by this year’s Hajj season instructions.
He stressed that the security forces will implement regulations against anyone who tries to reach the Grand Mosque, the surrounding central area, and the holy sites (Mina, Muzdalifah, and Arafat) without a permit.
The decision will be effective until the end of the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah (23 July 2021), and legal measures will be taken against those who violate it.
It’s been confirmed that this year’s Hajj will be held, with the number of pilgrims limited to 60,000. These pilgrims will consist exclusively of Saudi residents and citizens, foreign pilgrims unfortunately barred due to the ongoing pandemic.
Only people between the ages of 18 and 65 who have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior and are free of chronic diseases will be allowed.