JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian government has received fixed numbers regarding the Hajj quota from the Saudi Arabian government.
"Alhamdulillah, for all of our efforts and prayers, this year we will have Hajj pilgrimage with a quota of 100,051 pilgrims and 1,901 officers," Yaqut said during the State-Level Nuzulul Quran Commemoration 1443 AH, Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
Yaqut announced the first batch of pilgrims from Indonesia to depart on June 4, 2022.
Over the last two years, Indonesia has not been able to facilitate the Hajj pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Mecca due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This condition has also added up the long list of Indonesian Hajj queues.
Previously, the Chairman of the Eighth Commission of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Yandri Susanto, said that the quota of Hajj pilgrims for this year has increased by around 48 percent compared to that in 2019.
"It seems that Indonesia has indeed been granted the largest quota worldwide. We should be grateful, even though there is an age limit, but we'd be able to settle the matter by communicating [the issue] well through all Regional Offices of the Ministry of Religion throughout Indonesia," said Yandri.
Later on, Yandri said that the total Hajj Travel Cost in 2022 would reach Rp 81 million per person. The government has set a fee of Rp 39.8 million per pilgrim.
This figure is higher than in 2020, which was set at Rp 35 million. Nevertheless, he ensured that prospective pilgrims who will depart this year or who are delayed in leaving in 2022 would not be charged any additional fee.
"As we have set [the fee at] Rp 39,800,000, the Hajj pilgrims will be not charged any additional fee. This is the commitment from the House of Representatives and the government," he said, as quoted by Antara.
In addition, Yandri also claimed that the Hajj pilgrimage fee set by the Indonesian government is the lowest in the world.
The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Kuota Haji Indonesia Ditetapkan 100.051 Orang, Jadi yang Terbanyak Dibanding Negara Lain".