H1N1 clearance required for Hajj Visa

14 September 2009

The UAE's General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments has said that this year's pilgrims will need to furnish a health certificate to show they are free of the H1N1 virus in order to obtain entry visa for Hajj, Khaleej Times has reported. 'The authority will not allow any person to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this season without submitting this certificate,' Mohammed Obeid Al Mazrouie, head of the UAE Official Haj Mission and executive director of the authority said.

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