JAKARTA - The Director-General of Hajj and Umrah at the Ministry of Religion, Hilman Latief, is optimistic that the 2022 hajj quota of 100,052 people will be fully absorbed.
"Until July 3, God willing, our visas will be 100 percent. The last report this afternoon is that there are only seven more visas," said Hilman Latief in Mecca as reported by Antara, Friday, July 1.
"Closing date" or the last flight for prospective hajj pilgrims will be closed on July 3, 2022. Currently, Hilman continued, his party in Indonesia is still making sure that prospective hajj pilgrims do not leave for one reason or another.
"We want to pursue 100 percent, even though we are trying to maximize 99.99 percent. Therefore, our teams here and in Indonesia are still working," he said.
According to him, from the 100,051 hajj quota, this year and there are still seven remaining, this is an extraordinary achievement. It is hoped that until July 3, it can actually be fulfilled and can be dispatched to Saudi Arabia.
Indonesia's hajj quota this year is 100,051 people, consisting of 92,825 regular hajj quotas and 7,226 special hajj quotas.
The departure of Indonesian pilgrims is divided into two waves. The first batch on June 4-18, 2021, pilgrims departing from the country to Amir Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport Medina.
The second batch of departures will take place from June 19 to July 3, 2022. The pilgrims from Indonesia will fly to King Abdul Aziz International Airport Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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