94% of domestic pilgrims to be registered electronically

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By Abdullah Al-Dahass

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

MAKKAH —
The Ministry of Haj and Umrah will accept only electronic registration for 94 percent of the quotas of domestic pilgrims, including Saudis and expatriates, allotted to Haj service providing companies and establishments.

The remaining six of domestic pilgrims can be registered by Haj service providers on condition that the data has to be entered through the e-path program, including the pilgrim’s identity and his mobile phone number.

After receiving a conformation message, the pilgrim will have to complete the registration process by making the payment.

The ministry has set June 23 (Shawwal 20) as the initial date for the allotment of camps in Mina for Haj service firms.

Meanwhile, the ministry continued receiving applications from Haj service companies and establishments, which are intending to participate in the program of running nurseries for the children of pilgrims during the Haj season.

The General Department for Domestic Pilgrims at the ministry said the fee for taking care of children with disabilities has been fixed at SR3,000 per child while the fee for normal children is SR 2,500.

The company has to provide transportation for the children by road.


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