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Ministry of Hajj: Permits of some domestic pilgrims revoked for not receiving meningitis vaccine

Saudi Gazette report

MAKKAH — The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that the Hajj permits of a number of domestic pilgrims have been revoked due to their failure to take the Neisseria meningitis vaccine.

In a statement on its

The ministry called on remaining domestic pilgrims to quickly obtain the Neisseria meningitis vaccine to avoid cancellation of their hajj permits.

Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry announced that Hajj security forces had arrested 21 people while trying to transport 61 pilgrims to Mecca without Hajj permits. Thirteen civilians and eight expats were among those arrested at Mecca entry points on June 7.

The Administrative Seasonal Commissions under the Directorate General of Passports have issued 21 administrative decisions against them, including penalties such as imprisonment for 15 days for each carrier and a fine of SR10,000, while the fine is multiplied by the number of each carrier. offender is transported. The names of the offenders will be published in the local media at their own expense, in addition to the deportation of the expats after serving prison sentences with the imposition of a ban on their return to the Kingdom for a period determined by law. The committee also decided to seek the seizure of three vehicles used in the transport by a court.

The Director of Public Security, Lieutenant General Muhammad Al-Bassami, said that public security officials were able to arrest more than 140 fake Hajj companies during this year’s Hajj season. The Ministry of Interior called on all citizens and expatriates to adhere to the rules and instructions of Hajj so that God’s guests can enjoy security, safety and comfort while performing their rituals during the Hajj season.