“The preparation time for the hajj implementation is already short. The departure starts on June 4, 2022. In accordance with the directive of Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, we optimize the Eid leave period to finalize the data of regular hajj pilgrims departing in 2022,” Director of Domestic Hajj Services Saiful Mujab said here on Sunday.
He said the finalization was carried out based on the requirements set by the Saudi Government.
Mujab explained, pilgrims who can depart for Hajj in 2022 are a maximum of 65 years old or born before June 30, 1957. In addition, they must have received the complete dose of COVID-19 vaccinations.
According to him, the finalization must be completed immediately so that the fixed data of regular hajj pilgrims departing this year can be announced soon to give enough time to the pilgrims to make preparations.
“Alhamdulillah (Thank God), the data of regular hajj pilgrims eligible to leave in 2022 has been completed. All data has been coordinated with the ministry’s regional offices and the Siskohat (Integrated Hajj Information and Computerization System) team. The next process is to issue a decree from the Director General of Hajj and Umrah (PHU),” he said.
He said, the final data of pilgrims departing in 2022 will be announced through the www.haji.kemenag.go.id page so that pilgrims can access it immediately.
“We target that the data can be announced early next week,” Mujab said.
Earlier, the Saudi Government through the e-Haj application announced a quota of 92,825 regular hajj pilgrims for Indonesia.
The Saudi Government has also determined a quota of 7,226 pilgrims for the special hajj.
In 2022, the quota of hajj officers is 1,901, making the total quota for Indonesian hajj pilgrims to 100,051.