14:08 / 22.05.2024

Uzbekistan announces same Hajj quota as last year for pilgrims

From May 23 to June 7, pilgrims will be sent to the city of Medina through 10 international airports of the republic.

The 2024 Hajj quota for Uzbekistan has been set at 15,000, the same as last year, according to the information service leader of the Committee on Religious Affairs, Ilhom Marupov.

It is noted that from May 23 to June 7, pilgrims will be dispatched to the city of Medina through 10 regional international airports of the republic: Tashkent, Namangan, Fergana, Karshi, Termez, Samarkand, Bukhara, Navoiy, Urgench, and Nukus cities, and from June 22 to July 12, they will be brought back from Jeddah city to Uzbekistan.

It is emphasized that pilgrims will be accommodated in hotels in Medina and Mecca. Highly qualified doctors, chefs, and group leaders will be engaged to serve Uzbek pilgrims during the Hajj season.

According to the rules set by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, pilgrims must have a "Hajj-2024" visa to perform the Hajj rituals.

The government of Saudi Arabia strictly prohibits conducting Hajj activities with any other type of visa, including Umrah, tourism, business, visit, and others, as reminded in the report.