482,217 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom

October 3, 2012

The number of pilgrims arriving in the Kingdom from abroad for this year’s Hajj season reached 482,217, as of yesterday. According to Director General of the Passports Directorate Lt. Gen. Salem Al-Belaihid, 478, 647 pilgrims arrived by air, 68 pilgrims arrived by land, and 3,502 pilgrims arrived by sea.

Meanwhile, the Secretariat of the Hajj Committee in Madinah reported that a total of 351,938 pilgrims have arrived in Madinah. Of those, 125,103 pilgrims have departed, while 226,835 remain.