MAKKAH – All Haj pilgrims will be fingerprinted on their arrival in the Kingdom, said Brigadier Ayed Bin Taghalib Al-Harbi, Commander of the Haj Passports Department Force.
Al-Harbi, who is working under Director General Lieutenant General Salim Al-Bulaihid, said staff has been trained and advanced computers installed to ease the entry of pilgrims, according to a report in Al-Madina newspaper.
He said Haj plans are being implemented at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz Airport in Madina, Jeddah Islamic Port and other Makkah entrances.
Al-Harbi added that domestic pilgrims must make sure they have Haj permits and should not attempt to transport illegal people and overstayers. Any such violation will be punished.
All entrances to Makkah and Madina will have trained officers to deal with such attempts. Makkah entrances will have women officers to search women, he said. — SG