The Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Hajj and Umrah Affairs, Sabri Al-Buaishi, confirmed that the Government of National Unity (GNU) will cover the entire cost of Hajj for Libyan citizens this year.

Al-Buaishi explained that the costs of Hajj this year would amount to $8,000 for each person, which includes air and land transportation, accommodation in five-star hotels near the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina, in addition to tickets, visa, food, and gift fees.

He added that the flights would start on June 1 from the airports of Mitiga, Benina, Sabha, Misrata, Tobruk, and Labraq, on board the planes of Al-Afriqiyah airline company, the official carrier of Hajjis.

Al-Buaishi said that 550 seats had been allocated for residents of areas affected by the floods, and 1,050 seats for the families of martyrs and missing persons, out of Libya’s total quota for this season, which amounted to 7,800 persons. He has stressed that there are preparations to hold a lottery for the 2025 Hajj season, which will include citizens wishing to perform Hajj from all regions of Libya.