Saudi Arabia to issue e-bracelets for all pilgrims

A source from the government department said ministries of Haj and interior had completed an initial feasibility study for introducing the scheme.He said: “The project is now with the Ministry of Finance for a budgeting proposal. Once the Ministry of Finance and the higher authorities approve the project, the Ministry of Haj will immediately implement it.” The e-bracelet is water-resistant and is to be worn by each pilgrim. “The e-bracelet has a barcode where all of the pilgrim’s information is stored.“The information stored includes address of residence in the Kingdom and full medical records. By scanning the barcodes, the ministry will be able to obtain all the information it needs.” The source said: “The e-bracelet will have services for pilgrims as well as a GPS system. It will also have a prayer time alert, a compass pointing the pilgrims to where they should face when they pray, Haj and Umrah steps and supplications for both pilgrimages.”

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