The International Airport of Astana under the participation of Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Kazakhstan, Supreme Mufti Serikbay kazhy and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Kazakhstan Zaheer Bin Mutish saw off pilgrims.
Kazakhstan’s pilgrims left for the hajj in uniform clothing, an official website of the Mayor’s Office of Astana reports.
Following a press service of the Administration, Kazakhstan’s pilgrims flew away on direct flights not only from Astana, but also from Almaty, Aktau and Shymkent to Jiddah and Medina. Kazakhstan’s Scat company has organized flights for pilgrims, and Saudi Arabian company Flynas organized flights. The flight time is 5-6 hours. All 3000 quotas were distributed among Kazakhstan’s pilgrims.
“Kazakhstan’s pilgrims before the flight were vaccinated against meningitis. We have checked the state of health of all people wishing to leave for the hajj. In Saudi Arabia doctors of the Ministry of Healthcare of Kazakhstan will observe the state of health of our compatriots. The doctors will provide medical care all hours in the centre for medical care of the Administration. An ambulance will also work in the centre. All pilgrims will be provided with domestic medication. In addition to the hajj mission, our guides will assist our pilgrims,” Supreme Mufti Serikbay kazhy Oraz said.