With more than 200 million believers who need to visit Mecca and Medina at least once in their lifetime, the country is home to the largest number of Muslims in the world.
The pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia begins in Indonesia
About 26,000 travelers in Indonesia began moving to Islamic holy sites as part of Saudi Arabia the Hajj pilgrimagesaid the Asian country’s Ministry of Religious Affairs.
That number of pilgrims accounts for only a quarter of the quota, more than 100,000, that the Saudi authorities allow Indonesia for Event scheduled from July 7th to 12th.
Saudi Arabia, which welcomed around 2.5 million worshipers from home and abroad in 2019, had to give up one of its biggest sources of income after the outbreak of COVID-19.
Now the restrictions are limited to compulsory vaccination with a full vaccination schedule, a negative PCR test for those coming from abroad and an age limit of 65 years.
Indonesia, with more than 200 million believers, is the center of the largest number of Muslims in the world who must visit Mecca and Medina at least once in their lives, as expressed in the commandments of the Koran.
Pilgrimages can take place during the hajjon a specific date or in the umrah which runs all year round.