The Haj Committee of India has issued the action plan for Haj pilgrimage 2021
NEW DELHI — The aspirants of Haj pilgrimage in 2021 can apply online from November 7 to December 10, the government of India has announced. The pilgrims have to follow certain precautionary measures due to coronavirus pandemic according to guidelines to be issued soon.
The Haj Committee of India has issued on Friday the action plan for Haj pilgrimage 2021.
The online application process for Haj 2021 will start on November 7 that will continue till December 10. The last date to submit the medical certificate is January 1, 2021.
According to the action plan, the last date to deposit the first instalment of fee will be March 1, 2021 while the last date for the same will be April 30, 2021.
The pilgrims will also be vaccinated on May 15-16, 2021 at the vaccine camp. The first batch of pilgrims will depart for Saudi Arabia on June 26, 2021 and the last flight will take off on July 13, 2021. The return phase will begin from August 14, 2021.
The Haj Committee of India has refunded a total amount of Rs 2,100 crore to 1.23 lakh pilgrims who could not go for Haj in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Saudi Arabia has also refunded around Rs 100 crore to pilgrims for Haj 2018-19.
As an average around two lakh Indians go for the Haj pilgrimage every year.