International Umrah to resume from August 10: Saudi Arabia

Updated: Aug 3, 2021

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the resumption of Umrah service for pilgrims worldwide from 1st Muharram 1443 (August 10, 2021), following a successful Hajj season. Eligibility and requirements

  • All countries allowed to send direct flights except for nine countries which are India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and Lebanon which require quarantine of 14 days in a third country before arriving in the Kingdom.

  • Mandatory requirement of being vaccinated against COVID-19 with complete doses of either Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or J&J.

  • Complete doses of China’s vaccines with booster shot of either Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or J&J.

  • Age 18 and above will be allowed.

  • Requirement to arrive via an accredited Umrah agency by Saudi Arabia’s ministry of Hajj and Umrah.