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2021 Hajj: Saudi Arabia Bars Travellers From Nigeria, Others Over COVID-19

Saudi Arabia has barred travellers from Nigeria and other countries from performing 2021 Hajj over coronavirus concerns.

Saudi Arabia announced that it will allow 60,000 vaccinated residents of the kingdom to perform the annual hajj.

The hajj ministry said this year’s pilgrimage would be “open for nationals and residents of the kingdom, limited to 60,000 pilgrims”, according to the officials.

With this, travellers from Nigeria have been barred from performing hajj for the second time in a row.

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