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Medina receives more than 358,000 pilgrims


The statistics of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on the movement of receiving and leaving pilgrims in Madinah revealed today that 358,645 pilgrims of various nationalities have arrived in Madinah, who came through air and land ports to perform Hajj this year.

The statistic indicated that 289,955 pilgrims have arrived at Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah since receiving the first Hajj flights this year, while the Land Migration Center received 50,490 pilgrims, and the Al Ber Pilgrims Center received 18,18, along with the number of pilgrims. The remaining ones in Medina in terms of their nationalities, noting that Bangladeshi pilgrims are the most numerous in Medina yesterday with 12,171 pilgrims, then Pakistani pilgrims with 9350 pilgrims, India with 6,401 pilgrims, then Nigerian pilgrims with 5135 pilgrims.

It indicated that 277,571 pilgrims left Madinah during the past days on their way to the holy sites in Makkah, while the total number of pilgrims remaining in Madinah yesterday reached 80,772 pilgrims of different nationalities.

The statistics of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Agency for Visiting Affairs showed that 552 visits were carried out to assess the homes of pilgrims in Madinah during the Hajj season this year, while the total cases of grouping for housing that have been conducted reached 1,550 since the start of the season, while the number of pilgrims who were guided in various The service sites are 834 pilgrims, in addition to carrying out 33 visits to inspect the health status of pilgrims sleeping in hospitals in Madinah during the pre-pilgrimage season, and carrying out 212 field visits to evaluate the performance of service providers for pilgrims in various service axes.