Hajj1442 – Hajj permit violators to be fined 10,000 riyals

Hajj pilgrims performed tawaf (circumambulating the Kaaba seven rounds) during the 1441 hijri/2020 hajj season. (The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah/The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Media)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Saudi Arabian government on Monday (July 5) starts imposing a fine of 10,000 Saudi riyals (some 2,666 U.S. dollars) for anyone found attempting to access Makkah’s Grand Mosque, the area around it and the holy hajj sites without a permit during Hajj season.

Holy sites include Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat, and the fine will be doubled if the offense is carried out twice, the Interior Ministry said, Arab News reported.


The ministry called on all citizens and residents to abide by instructions issued regarding the hajj season this year.

The security personnel will carry out their duties on all roads and paths leading to the Grand Mosque and the holy sites to prevent violations and issue penalties to violators.

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