Russian pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia
The Ministry of Health also started the implementation of its annual programme “Haj Health Advisor"
Al Batha Border Port between Saudi Arabia and the UAE has received the first group of pilgrims coming from Russia to perform Haj rituals, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
Upon arrival, they were received by the head of the port, a number of its senior staff and representatives of the Ministry of Haj and Umrah.
So far, the number of pilgrims who have arrived in Madinah since the start of the current Haj season has reached 555,338 according to statistics issued by the city’s Hajj Committee.
The Ministry of Health also started the implementation of its annual programme “Haj Health Adviser" in line with the ministry’s aim to protect the health and safety of pilgrims, citizens and residents. The program seeks to provide them with medical advice and guidance through the 937 Service Center and the ministry’s Twitter account @saudimoh.
Last year more than 1.75 million pilgrims from abroad performed Haj, according to figures from the Saudi General Directorate of Passports.