But I see a Hajj unlikely. As preparation for a full fledged Hajj should start 10 months before Hajj. And right now we are just 3 months away from the date.
What about next year? 2023?
If I had been a Saudi official I would be hesitant to confirm a hajj 1 year beforehand.
Who knows if the pandemic will revive in the meantime or not.
The hajj process is a large engine. Stopping it might have been easy, but restarting it will take years.