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    Brunei receives pre-COVID quota for haj pilgrims

    Azlan Othman

    The Sultanate received a quota of 1,000 pilgrims for this year’s haj season, said the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) yesterday.

    In addition to the return to pre-COVID quota, there will be no age limit for Brunei’s haj pilgrims this year, while the number of officers at the Haj Management Office (Administration and Medical) that will follow the pilgrims to Madinah and Makkah is 35.

    The matter was relayed during the haj affairs management meeting at an online meeting on December 27, a visit by a delegation from the MoRA and Ministry of Health to Saudi Arabia to attend the Haj and Umrah Conference and Exhibition, as well as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing on haj management for the Sultanate’s pilgrims recently.

    The MoRA also said Brunei’s Haj pilgrims will land at Madinah’s Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport and depart from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.

    Every haj pilgrim is required to complete the COVID-19 vaccination in addition to other vaccinations taken prior to performing haj before departure.

    Meanwhile, the Haj Affairs Department is making the usual preparations for Brunei’s pilgrims for the haj season this year.

    The health check-up for this year’s selected haj pilgrims will begin on January 24.

    Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Tashim bin Pengiran Haji Hassan and the delegation in Saudi Arabia for the Haj and Umrah Conference and Exhibition. PHOTO: MORA
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