RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has started registration for foreign pilgrims for the Hajj 2024, reported Saudi Gazette on Tuesday.
“Muslim pilgrims from all over the world can now register along with their families for Hajj 1445/2024 through the Nusuk Hajj application under the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah,” the Center for International Communication (CIC), under the Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media revealed.
Pilgrims from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, and Oceania can apply through the Nusuk Hajj application. Additional details can be found on the hajj.nusuk.sa website.
Nusuk Hajj serves as a comprehensive platform overseen by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, providing pilgrims with various Hajj packages offered by authorized service providers to ensure a seamless spiritual experience.
The registration process involves creating an account with an email address and selecting the current country of residence.
Asia Dominates with 63.5% of Total Pilgrims
It is noteworthy that the 2023 Hajj was the first full-capacity annual pilgrimage post-pandemic. A total of 1,845,045 pilgrims, including 1,660,915 foreign pilgrims and 184,130 domestic pilgrims, had performed Hajj. Among them, 969,694 were male, while 875,351 were female pilgrims.
Asian pilgrims constituted 63.5% of the total, with 1,056,317 attendees, while pilgrims from Arab countries accounted for 346,214, representing 21% of the total.