Saudi Arabia puts five-pronged hajj plan in place
Expats holding residence permits not issued by the Makkah passport department will not be allowed to enter the holy city
Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense on Sunday started implementing its Hajj plan with the stationing of 15,120 personnel in various parts of Makkah, the Grand Mosque and the Holy Sites.
Major General Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Mubadal, commander of the Civil Defense for Hajj forces said they will intervene in a fast manner in any emergency situations that may arise.
Meanwhile, the road security forces, stationed along checkpoints, said they prevented 111,856 pilgrims without Hajj permits and 41,835 violating vehicles from entering Makkah during the past 25 days.
The forces said the expatriates holding residence permits not issued by the Makkah passport department will not be allowed to enter the holy city.
No one without a proper Hajj permit will be allowed to enter Makkah or the Holy Sites during the entire ban period from August 10 to September 23.