What is the Hajj?
Hajj is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is a call to pilgrims to visit the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Muslims from all over the world travel to the city every year during Hajj. Before COVID, around 25,000 Muslims would go to Saudi Arabia from the North West of England each year.
While this number is now lower due to restrictions, we still expect thousands of Lancashire residents to travel for Hajj each year.
We hope that our safety advice helps people to enjoy Hajj as a fulfilling experience and that they remain safe after their journey back home to Lancashire.