Saudi Visa Requirements
Depending on your nationality, where you are flying from and where you are flying to, visas may be required. We advise all Customers to check with their local embassy or consulate on Saudi visa requirements for obtaining the necessary documents and visas for hassle-free travel. Please note Syrians entering Turkey need to ensure their passport validity is in English.
According to Saudi visa requirements as specified by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, travellers with Hajj or Umrah visas must disembark and leave via Jeddah or Madinah airports only.
Hajj Baggage Policy
The same baggage rules apply to all flights, so for more information on cabin luggage and hold luggage please see our Baggage policy.
As per Saudi visa requirements all passengers making the pilgrimage to Mecca, throughout the year, require an Umrah visa. Therefore an Umrah Visa is granted from the beginning of the month of Safar until mid-Ramadan.
For more information on Hajj and Umrah visas visit www.hajinformation.com.
Applying for an Umrah Visa
To apply for an Umrah Visa it is recommended that pilgrims visit a licensed visa company or Saudi Diplomatic Mission. If there are no licensed companies within the pilgrim’s country of residence then the visa can be applied for in the nearest neighbouring country.
Performing Umrah Rituals
Umrah visa holders are not permitted to perform Hajj.