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Saudi Arabia: Hajj attendees must have Covid-19 vaccine

Pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat during the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage amid the Covid-19 pandemic in July 2020. AFP

Pilgrims praying on Mount Arafat amid the Covid-19 pandemic. AFP

Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah in August last year. AFP

A woman pilgrim prays after throwing pebbles as at Jamarat Bridge during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina in August 2020. AFP

Pilgrims pray after throwing pebbles at the Jamarat Bridge during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina in August 2020. AFP

A pilgrim throws pebble during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina in August 2, 2020. AFP

Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah. AFP

Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah. AFP

Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah. AFP

Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah. AFP

Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba in August 2020 on the final day of the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. AFP

Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah. AFP

Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba in August 2020 on the final day of the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. AFP

Pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque on August 5, 2019. AP Photo

Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba on August 5, 2019. AP Photo

Hajj would usually see millions of Muslims visit Saudi Arabia, but coronavirus muted last year’s festival. AP

Pilgrims pray during the Hajj pilgrimage on the Mount Arafat on August 20, 2018. EPA

Pilgrims pray at Jabal Al Rahma holy mountain at Arafat for the annual hajj pilgrimage on August 20, 2018. AP Photo

Pilgrims gather around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Makkah on August 8, 2019. AFP

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