The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that Saudi Arabia permits women to perform Hajj without a male guardian. According to the Saudi Ministry, women do not need a male guardian to register for this year’s Hajj and can do so along with other women. However, approximately 60,000 pilgrims(Saudi Citizens) will be allowed this year, to perform Hajj.
Anyone wishing to perform the Hajj must register individually. The ministry said in a tweet that women can register without a mahram (male guardian). A new Kingdom law also allows Saudi women to live on their own without the consent of their father or male guardian.