Motivated By Concern, Saudi Asks The World NOT To Make Hajj Plans.
This Minister of Hajj asks all travellers to be patient in concluding your Hajj contracts at this time.
This is, of course, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the announcement is a crucial move in maintaining the safety of pilgrims and public health as a top priority.
The Minister would like to world to hold back on travel plans, until the lasting effects of COVID-19 become clear, based on the Kingdom’s responsibility towards the public health of the world.
Minister of Hajj: We asked the world to be patient in concluding Hajj contracts until path of epidemic becomes clear, keeping in mind safety of pilgrims and public health in world as priority.https://t.co/LRYgjV1N8X#SPAGOV
— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) March 31, 2020
The decisions were taken to safeguard public health
The move is motivated by concern, as the Minister stated that under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, is concerned with the safety of all pilgrims and visitors who are in health isolation hotels and are in good health.
The Minister of Hajj and Umrah also extended thanks and appreciation to all government sectors for their great efforts to serve worshipers, according to the SPA report.