Over 950,000 pilgrims arrive to perform Hajj

The number of Hajj pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the Hajj season until the end of Tuesday reached 978,159 pilgrims.

According to the statistics issued by the General Directorate of Passports, this represents an increase of 61,505 or about 7 percent, compared to the number of pilgrim arrivals during the same period last year.

The General Directorate of Passports reported that the number of pilgrims coming by air reached 928,043 pilgrims, by land 40,734 and by sea 9,382.

Source: International Islamic News Agency