At least 3,000 Kyrgyzstanis have registered for hajj. Spokesman for the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of Kyrgyzstan Maksat Atabaev told 24.kg news agency.
SDMK reminds that one can register until January 31 using a biometric passport only. There are 32 points of acceptance of documents in local kazyats and mosques all over the republic.
«We ask our citizens, together with documents, to bring bank receipts for prepaid $ 500. Only after that you will be put into the electronic queue,» the muftiyat warns.
In total, 5,510 people will go on pilgrimage to the holy places of Mecca and Medina this year. Saudi Arabia increased the quota by 25 places compared to 2018.
SDMK also accepts applications from the garment industry enterprises to participate in the competition for the manufacture of clothing for pilgrims, for transportation from the airlines of Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan, as well as for the vaccination of Hajj participants. All contests will be completed by mid-February.
«Saudi Arabia has not yet informed about the rates, so the final cost of Hajj has not been set,» Maksat Atabaev said.