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Following the postponement of Hajj 2020 for the first time in the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the question on everyone’s lips is “will Hajj 2021 take place”?

Although there is uncertainty over Hajj 2021 due to the coronavirus, it is not all doom and gloom just yet. For all the latest information on Hajj 2021, visit our Hajj 2021 Latest News and Updates page which is updated regularly.

Last year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia suspended all Umrah pilgrimages from March 2020, with restrictions only lifted for Hajj in 2020, where a select 1,000 pilgrims were privileged enough to perform the rites of Hajj following strict COVID protocols and social distancing.

Fast forward to November 2020, where Umrah restrictions were then eased and international pilgrims could return. Since then, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has stated that it has facilitated Umrah for over half a million Umrah pilgrims without a single positive COVID-19 case, so the measures adopted appear to be working.

Now with several vaccines becoming available, as well as the Saudi authorities now beginning recruitment for the Hajj season, the signs are positive, and we pray that insha’Allah Hajj 2021 will go ahead in July 2021 under the current protocols and social distancing measures in place, with the potential additional requirement that Hajjis may have to get a COVID-19 vaccination, though this is yet to be confirmed by any official channels.

We highly recommend that those wish to perform Hajj in 2021 to register their interest early, as our contacts in the Ministry of Hajj suggest that far fewer Hajj visas to be allocated in 2021 than in previous years. At the last pre-COVID Hajj, which we were lucky enough to attend, 2.5 million people performed the Hajj together - numbers we are unlikely to see for quite some time.


Sara International Travel is a Hajj and Umrah Travel Agency that offers the best Hajj Packages and Umrah Packages across the UK. We will also assist you in finding the best package for your pilgrimage and at the best price. We are a determined team of professionals with the expertise and experience in Hajj and Umrah services who can provide you a with hassle-free and worry-less journey to the sacred lands.

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