Pilgrims urged to disclose sums of money and objects in possession if their value exceeds SR60,000.
Saudi Arabia has urged overseas pilgrims, heading to the country for next month’s Islamic Hajj pilgrimage, to disclose upon arrival their possession of more than SR60,000 in value.They compromise cash money including foreign currencies, gifts, devices, jewellery and precious metals.
The advice was made as the numbers of pilgrims planning to perform Hajj this year is set to return to the pre-endemic levels.
The kingdom has said there will be no limits on the numbers of pilgrims from around the world for the upcoming Hajj, reversing earlier restrictions prompted by the global pandemic.In the past two years, Saudi Arabia downsized the numbers of Muslims allowed to perform the Hajj rites to prevent spread of COVID-19.
The kingdom’s Ministry of Hajj has urged the pilgrims to disclose their financial possession upon arrival to facilitate and fast-track entry procedures.
“Make sure you disclose sums of money and objects in your possession if their value exceeds SR60,000,” the ministry said on Twitter.
They compromise cash money including foreign currencies, gifts, devices, jewellery and precious metals, it explained.
“Dear Guests of Allah, Please avoid bringing large amounts of cash and valuable items with you when traveling to the kingdom. This will help to make the process faster and easier for you.”
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