“I am one of the few in the world. When I found out that the Hajj would need to be registered on the site and, thank God, I was chosen,” recalls Britt. According to him, local authorities have presented stringent requirements for those wishing to make the pilgrimage this year. To the Holy places decided to allow only those who are between 20 to 50 years who have no chronic diseases, who provided the reference about the absence of coronavirus (PCR test results) and have never in my life have not been in Mecca (all Muslims must perform the Hajj at least once in their life).

“To travel to Makkah I spent 14 days in isolation at home, and after coming here had to spend four more days in a hotel room. This is one of the requirements that you agree to when registering,” says Britt. According to him, is strictly controlled. Before to latch on to the two weeks at home, I had to install one of the three mobile applications in the Kingdom are to monitor the situation with COVID-19. The pilgrims also wear electronic bracelets that track their whereabouts. Sometimes it suddenly worked and asked to go home even though the person hasn’t even left the apartment. By the way, after the pilgrimage, pilgrims will have to spend some more time in isolation so they don’t spread the coronavirus, if despite all the measures taken, it still will pick up.

In the next five days a total of 10 thousand people will be able to pass the path followed by Muhammad 14 centuries ago. Usually in the Hajj attended by 2.5 million people, but this year because of the pandemic coronavirus have been severely limited. Saudi Arabia was the country most affected by COVID-19 in the Arabian Peninsula, is marked by about 270 thousand cases of infection. Mecca has become one of the centers of the epidemic.

During the existence of Islam, the Hajj was not performed, only about 40 times because of wars, famines, epidemics and floods.