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No More Entering Makkah Without Hajj Permit From June 2

The Ministry of Interior confirmed that a fine of SR10,000 will be slapped on violators, including Saudi citizens, expatriates and visitors, caught within the specific geographical area of Makkah without having a Hajj permit. 

Report from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia says, as from 2nd June, 2024, no more entering Makkah without Hajj permit.

According to Saudi Gazette, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Interior, has announced that SR10,000 fine will be slapped on anyone who enters Makkah without a Hajj permit during the period from Dhul Qada 25, 1445 corresponding to June 2, 2024, until Dhul Hijjah 14, corresponding to June 20.

The penalties will be imposed on anyone who is caught without a Hajj permit within the Holy City of Makkah, the Central Haram Area, the Holy Sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah.

Other areas include, Haramain train station in Rusayfah, security control centers, Hajj grouping centers and temporary security control centers.

The penalties will be imposed on those who violate the regulations and instructions issued by the Ministry in this regard.

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The Ministry confirmed that a fine of SR10,000 will be slapped on violators, including Saudi citizens, expatriates and visitors caught within the specific geographical area without having a Hajj permit.

Expatriates among the violators will be deported to their country and a ban on re-entering the Kingdom will be imposed on them in accordance with the periods specified by law.

The Ministry of Interior stressed that the fines will be doubled in the event of repeating the violation. It underlined the need for adhering to Hajj regulations and instructions so that the Pilgrims can perform their rituals in ease and comfort.

The Ministry stated earlier that the penalty for anyone who is caught transporting violators of Hajj regulations and instructions is imprisonment for a period of up to six months and a maximum fine of SR50,000.

The penalties also include demanding confiscation of the vehicle used to transport the violators through a judicial ruling, and deportation of the violating transporter if he is an expatriate after serving the jail term and payment of fine and he will be banned from reentering the Kingdom according to the periods specified by law.

Fines will be increased in accordance with the number of violators who were provided with transportation.

The ministry urged the public to report about the violators through contacting over toll free numbers 911 in the regions of Makkah, Riyadh, and the Eastern Province and 999 in the rest of the Saudi regions.

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