September 30, 2009 03:00 ET

Saudi Ministry of Health Announced the British Muslims Will Need an Injection Against Seasonal Flu

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2009) - The Muslim Hajj is the world's largest annual pilgrimage up to three million Muslims from across the world head for the holy city of Mecca in the Saudi Arabia.

In the wake of the current outbreak of H1N1, Islam Freedom advising all pilgrimage to take precautionary measure to ensure safety for the pilgrimage crowds that is congregating in the holy city of Mecca and Madina.

Saudi Ministry of Health has announced new travel requirements which will affect the British Muslims need an injection against seasonal flu for this year's Hajj pilgrimage. The Saudi government is requiring all pilgrims from Britain to provide a certificate of vaccination which must be at least two weeks old before applying for a Hajj visa. offering hajj packages and umrah packages to all British Muslims. And advising all pilgrimage to be vaccinated against H1N1 pandemic flu if a vaccine becomes universally available before the pilgrimage between 25th and 30th November.

Saudi Arabia has dismissed fears of swine flu striking the hundreds of Muslims expected normally to perform the Hajj in Mecca according to the way of the Prophet (SAW).

Despite other Arab nations concerns over the H1N1 virus, the patients of H1N1 among the pilgrims and visitors to Mecca have recovered, which confirms the absence of the pandemic. The health situation is totally reassuring, a committee statement said in Riyadh.

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