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Haj Pilgrims’ Safety is the Main Priority

The cancellation of the Indonesian haj pilgrimage this year is stipulated in Religious Affairs Ministerial Decree No. 660/2021 concerning cancellation of haj pilgrims’ departure for 2021.

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In this photo released by Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Muslims pray around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the first day of Umrah in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. A very small, limited number of people donning the white terrycloth garment symbolic of the Muslim pilgrimage circled Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Sunday after Saudi Arabia lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place for months.

The government has decided not to send pilgrims to Mecca this year. The safety of the pilgrims is the most important thing. Pilgrims can get a refund on their travel and accommodation payments.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The government has decided not to send pilgrims for this year’s haj season. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that is still engulfing the world and the emergence of new coronavirus variants, the safety of the pilgrims is the main priority. In addition, until now, the Saudi Arabian government has not determined a quota for Indonesian pilgrims.

Editor: Nasrullah Nara
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