Once Again, Saudi Arabia Restricts Nigeria, Other Countries From Attending Hajj

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that no more than 60,000 pilgrims will attend the upcoming hajj set to hold in July and that entire population will solely be Saudi Arabia’s residents.

The kingdom resolved to extending the year long ban into two years due to covid-19. The residents to attend are also limited to age 18-65 and they must be vaccinated.

This would make it the second year that Nigerians and residents in other countries will be unable to attend hajj due to this restriction.

What do you think about this? Does the ban on other countries attending hajj seem necessary especially now that there is a vaccine for the viru