In 2019, around 2.5 million believers took part in the Hajj in Mecca. But the pandemic changes everything. Saudi Arabia imposes strict hygiene regulations for pilgrimage – and sometimes draconian penalties.

In 2019, around 2.5 million believers took part in the Hajj in Mecca. But the pandemic changes everything. Saudi Arabia imposes strict hygiene regulations for pilgrimage – and sometimes draconian penalties.