Friday, June 25, 2021
The Inter-Ministrial Board of Hajj and Umrah convened under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş, the President of Religious Affairs. Upon the decision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to suspend any Hajj visits to the country and to allow only a limited number of Muslims from different nationalities residing in the country to perform Hajj due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the issues related to the prospective Turkish pilgrims, who registered to perform pilgrimage, were addressed and evaluated.
In consequence of the evaluations made in the meeting, it is decided that:
- the registration rights of the prospective pilgrims, whose rights were transferred to 2021 by fulfilling the necessary conditions due to the fact that even though they obtained the right to final registration in 2020, they could not perform their worship of hajj because the organization of hajj could not be executed, shall be transferred to 2022 provided that the blockage on 1000 riyals which were left previously in their accounts to be deducted from the price of hajj shall continue and this amount shall be deducted from the price for hajj in 2022,
- among the prospective pilgrims, whose final registration right has been transferred to 2022, those who would like to waive their such right shall receive a full refund; and they shall be included in the lots in the following years with the lot factors they have.
Respectfully announced to the public.
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