The Saudi government has announced a series of restrictions on entry due to COVID-19, including for religious travel. On 22 June, the Saudi government announced that the Hajj pilgrimage was being organised with a limited number of pilgrims of different nationalities already established in Saudi Arabia. Umrah is a pilgrimage that can be accomplished at any time of the year. All visits to Mecca and Medina to perform Umrah have been suspended, regardless of nationality, visa type or resident status. Travellers are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia on an Umrah visa. For more information, visit the COVID-19 information page in Saudi Arabia. In all circumstances, the passenger must carry a passport valid for at least 6 months, taking into account agreements between Saudi Arabia and other countries on the validity of the passport (for example, U.S. citizens). Travellers returning to the United States are advised not to bring food, including data that is not processed commercially and in their original sealed container. U.s. CBP officers in the U.S.
port of entry are responsible for deciding which items will be allowed. Advice on repatriating religious items to the United States is available at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Please choose a properly licensed travel agency and make sure that in addition to an entry visa, you will also be assured of accommodation and transportation. Zamzam Water (from the Holy Zamzam Fountain in the Grand Mosque): Please contact your travel agency and airline for the guided tour. Most airlines limit each traveller to a container containing up to 10 litres of Zamzam water as hold baggage. Visa on arrival: The tourist can apply for this visa upon arrival at one of the entry points of the Kingdom. Check-in agents at the boarding station ensure that the tourist has the right to apply for the visa in accordance with the list of nationalities available on the electronic platform (visa.visitsaudi.com/ list of available nationalities), as well as travellers who hold a Us visa, UK or Schengen visa, for more information, click here and visa procedures will be completed on arrival through passport offices or through ATMs. Wear disinfectants by hand, as well as treatments for colds, diarrhea, and anything else you might need.
The Umrah (Arabic: “Visiting a populated place”) is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca (the most sacred city for Muslims in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia) that can be performed at any time, unlike the “ajj”. [ 1] “pilgrimage”), which has certain data according to the Islamic lunar calendar. Hajj and Umrah are attractive destinations to deceive ignorant travelers. Be aware of unscrupulous tour operators who abandon pilgrims and abandon them with unpaid bills and hoteliers who demand payment of exorbitant “hidden fees” for the return of passports. Only deal with licensed and established tour operators.