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Over 600,000 pilgrims arrive to perform Hajj; 6 % increase since last year

Jeddah: The number of Hajj pilgrims coming from outside Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the Hajj season until the end of Thursday reached 662,051 pilgrims.

According to the statistics issued by the General Directorate of Passports, this represents an increase of 39,714 or about 6 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 647,087 pilgrims, by land 7,969 and by sea 6,995. (Agencies)

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