Today, Sunday, the Saudi Interior Ministry announced that anyone who attempts to enter the Grand Mosque and the surrounding area without a permit will be financially violated.
An official source from the ministry said the fine is 10,000 rials and will be imposed on anyone who violates the precautionary and preventive measures to fight the coronavirus.
He also added that this fine is in line with regulations and penalties for violations and to ensure compliance with the implementation of approved procedures and protocols to limit the spread of the virus during the time Hajj season this year.
Double penalty for repetition
It is noteworthy that the areas requiring approval include the Great Mosque, its central surroundings and the holy places (Mina, Muzdalifah, Arafat).
During this procedure begins from 11/25/1442 AH to the end of the 13th Dhu al-Hijjah, and in case of repeated offense, the penalty will be doubled.
In addition, the source urged all citizens and residents to adhere to the instructions for this year’s Hajj season, while stressing that the security guards will perform their duties in all streets and corridors leading to the Grand Mosque and the sacred sites, to prevent and control violations and to impose penalties on all violations.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced last month that registration for those wishing to perform the Hajj rituals for the year 1442 AH would only be open to citizens and residents within Saudi Arabia with a total of 60,000 pilgrims in light limit the advancing developments of the corona virus pandemic and the emergence of new developments.
At the time, she also emphasized the need for the health status of those who wish to perform the Hajj rituals to be free from chronic diseases and for those vaccinated in the age group of (18 to 65 years) according to the controls and mechanisms applied in the Kingdom for vaccination categories become.