JEDDAH — A total of 1,084,762 pilgrims have arrived so far in the Kingdom, according to statistics issued by the Saudi General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat), Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday.
The Jawazat said the number of pilgrims arriving by air stood at 1,020,562, by land 53,842, and by sea 10,358.
A total of 132,126 male and female pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom via the Makkah Route Initiative (MRI) on board 329 flights during the period Dhul Qa’dah 1–25. Of these, 81,583 arrived in Jeddah and 50,354 in Madinah.
Meanwhile, the total number of pilgrims who arrived in Madinah have so far reached 663,162, according to daily statistics issued by the Committee of Haj and Visit in Madinah region, SPA said Monday.
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