The Saudi Arabian government has lifted the minimum age limit for performing Hajj. The Ministry of Religious Affairs announced this in a notification on Monday (March 20). Earlier, the minimum age requirement for going to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj was 12 years. A notification from the Saudi Ministry of Religion said that according to the announcement of the Royal Saudi Government, there is no longer any age limit for Hajj pilgrims in the year 1444/2023 Hijri. People below 12 years of age can also perform Hajj.
However, before this, on February 20, Saudi Arabia had given four conditions for performing Hajj by the Ministry of Religion. Among the conditions were, vaccination against coronavirus, meningitis and seasonal influenza should be given, priority should be given to those who have not performed Hajj this year, the minimum age for performing Hajj should be 12 years, the pilgrim should not have any major chronic diseases. The 12-year condition was lifted by the Saudi Arabian government.