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Planning to do Hajj in 2023? Covid, Influenza vaccination is a must!

06:09 PM | 13 Jan, 2023
Planning to do Hajj in 2023? Covid, Influenza vaccination is a must!

RIYADH -The authorities in Saudi Arabia have announced that pilgrims intending to perform Hajj this year must be Covid-19 vaccinated.

The Saudi the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has confirmed that ilgrims wishing to perform Hajj this year are required to complete all doses of COVID-19 vaccinations.

The ministry has also clarified that the Hajj pilgrims this year must also get the meningococcal vaccine and the seasonal influenza vaccine.

The health requirements for performing the rituals of Hajj include that the pilgrim should not be suffering from acute chronic diseases or any infectious diseases, the ministry said.

Earlier, Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah announced that the Kingdom will scrap all age requirements for pilgrims, three years after the Covid-19 pandemic slashed the number of pilgrims from 2.5 million to few thousand at one time.

Replacement of 'Etamarna' app with 'Nusuk'

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has also decided to do away with the Etamarna app and to extend all pilgrim-related services via Nusuk app.

The ministry said its decision to use Nusuk was aimed at facilitating registration procedures for the pilgrims.

The ministry has also confirmed that domestic pilgrims have the option of paying the Hajj package costs in three installments, instead of paying the full amount in one go as was the case during previous years.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76


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