SAHUC Says South African Muslims Will Not Be Able To Embark on Pilgrimage This Year


The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) announced a press release that South African pilgrims will not be able to embark on the annual Islamic pilgrimage this year.

The SAHUC says that it held a meeting with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to discuss whether the pilgrimage was possible given the current Covid-19 pandemic and the regulations on international travel.

The meeting resulted in the SAHUC announcing that South African Muslims will not be able to go on the 1441/2020 Hajj as international travel is currently only available for repatriation.

The SAHUC says that they are also awaiting an official announcement from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah who is considering the conditions in both South Africa and Saudi Arabia.