Is it not better to suspend Hajj this year until the world has a clearer idea about how to handle or treat Covid-19?

The Covid-19 Pandemic has created untold challenges and obstacles for many countries on so many levels. Assuming Hajj will go ahead as planned, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will only allow international arrivals of pilgrims from all or some countries once they have effective measures in place to minimise the risk of an infection outbreak. Some of the expected measures may include restrictions on:

  1. Pilgrims from certain countries;
  2. Pilgrims from certain age groups or with vulnerable medical conditions;
  3. The total number of pilgrims.