IQNA

13:57 - January 17, 2022
News ID: 3477408
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said pre-registration will soon start in all of the country’s provinces for those willing to go on pilgrimage to Syria.

Ali Reza Rashidian

 

Ali Reza Rashidian noted that pilgrimage has already started for those in Tehran and soon pilgrimage offices in all provinces will begin the pre-registration.

This way, the number of applicants in every province will be known and based on it, the right number of flights to Syria will be determined, he said.

Rashidian noted that only Mahan Air flights take Iranian pilgrims to Syria currently but more airlines are willing to fly to Syria and the number of flights are going to increase in the near future.

The first group of Iranians going to Syria on pilgrimage left Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport for the Arab country on January 2.

It was the first batch of Iranian pilgrims visiting Syria after a nearly two-year hiatus in the trips.

The holy shrine of Hazrat Zeynab (SA) in Damascus is the most important religious site for Shia pilgrims who visit Syria.

Religious trips to the Arab country were mostly suspended due to security concerns and in recent years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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