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The first flight of the Haramain Express train from Medina to Mecca

This morning, Saturday, the first flight of the Al-Haramain Express train for the Hajj season of this year 1442 started from Madinah to Makkah Al-Mukarramah, while adhering to physical distancing and the necessary precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Corona epidemic.

And the Saudi Railways account, through its account on the “Twitter” website, published pictures of the pilgrims arriving on the train, leaving Medina and heading to the Great Mosque of Mecca in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, accompanied by a comment: The Two Holy Mosques for the Hajj season 1442 from Medina to Makkah Al-Mukarramah, to transport pilgrims to the House of God in peace and security.

Only about 60,000 people, citizens and residents, participate in the Hajj season this year, and it was limited to those residing in Saudi lands and vaccinated among them only, provided that the age of the pilgrim is not less than 18 years and not more than 65, and does not suffer from any chronic diseases, compared to 2. 5 million people made the last pilgrimage before the outbreak of the Corona virus in 2019.

This comes in light of intensive efforts by the authorities to maintain preventive measures, as the Ministry of Hajj has developed a so-called “Smart Hajj Card” under the name “Rites”, and the card allows pilgrims to reach camps and hotels and move between the holy areas without any contact, in addition to tracking any Hajj lost contact with him.

Yesterday, Friday, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah stopped issuing a prayer permit in the Grand Mosque, starting yesterday, Friday, July 16, and the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah explained that the reason for stopping the issuance of prayer permits in the Holy Mosque comes in preparation for the stage of receiving pilgrims and preparing the Grand Mosque for the Hajj season this year.