The pilgrimage in Indonesia is one of the largest in the world. Since the Corona-19 pandemic hit in 2020, Indonesia has not sent pilgrims to the holy land of Mecca for two periods. At the 2019 departure, the number of Indonesian pilgrims was set at 221,000, consisting of a regular hajj quota of 204,000 people and 17,000 people from a special hajj quota.
There is a change in the cost of the 2022 hajj compared to 2018-2020, but the amount is not too far off. On April 13, 2022, the government through the ministry of religion approved the latest 2022 hajj fees. What is the full explanation like? Let’s check the changes in the 2022 hajj fees
Changes in Hajj 2022 Fees and Pilgrims Departure Plans
Charged 40 million rupiah
Reported from the website Ministry of ReligionThe average Hajj pilgrimage fee (Bipih) paid by pilgrims for the 2022 period is set at Rp. 39,886.009,-. The funds include air tickets, part of accommodation in Mecca and Medina, living expenses (living costs)and making visas.
According to the explanation of the minister of religion, BPIH is one of the components of the Hajj Organizing Cost (BPIH). Another BPIH component is the cost of health protocols of Rp. 808,618.80 per congregation. Then the third component is the cost that comes from the value of the financial benefits of the pilgrimage of Rp. 41,053,216,24, -. The total BPIH set for the 2022 period is IDR 81,747,844.04 per congregation.
There is a Cost Increase from 2020
In the 2020 period, Bipih is set at Rp 35,235,602. This means, there is an increase of about 4 million rupiah. The Bipih figure has not changed since 2018. Even though there is a price change, for pilgrims paying off the delayed 1441 H/2020 M there is no additional fee from the difference between Bipih 2020 and 2022. The additional fee is charged to the allocation virtual account which has been owned by prospective pilgrims in 2020 from the results of the management of the Indonesian Hajj Financial Management Agency (BPKH).
This increase in costs will be in line with the increase in services while in the holy land, one of which is the volume of meals for pilgrims from the previous two meals a day to three times a day. It is hoped that these services will be followed during activities in Arafah and Mina.
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100,000s of Pilgrims will Fly to the Holy Land
For Muslims, especially in Indonesia, performing the pilgrimage must be prepared with a waiting list of departures that can reach years. Especially parents who are really looking forward to when it will be their turn to go for Hajj.
In 2022, the Ministry of Religion plans to dispatch around 100,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. This number can still increase and the government continues to coordinate with Saudi Arabia to provide additional hajj quotas.
For the 2020 Hajj pilgrims whose departure was delayed due to COVID-19, the government has confirmed that they can complete their journey this year. It is estimated that there are 110,500 pilgrims who will depart, consisting of 101,660 regular pilgrims and the remaining 8,840 people from special pilgrimages.
This year, Saudi Arabia opened a quota of 1 million domestic and foreign pilgrims. Saudi Arabia added the COVID-19 vaccination requirements and the age under 65 for pilgrims who will carry out the pilgrimage, as written Algeria. This figure is still below normal considering that before the pandemic, Saudi Arabia opened its doors to 2.5 million pilgrims from all over the world.
The certainty of the departure of Hajj after being delayed by two years brings fresh air for prospective pilgrims. Is the closest person Parents Anyone going to perform Hajj this year? Hopefully this long wait bears sweet fruit and can carry out the entire series of hajj activities smoothly and healthily.
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