According to the minister of Hajj, the Umrah visa holders can now roam throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and their visa has been extended from 30 days to 90 days. The new visa can be issued in less than 24 hours.
Registration For Domestic Pilgrims Opens; Hajj Packages Start At SR3,984
Pilgrims from within Saudi Arabia can now register for Hajj 1444 through the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Domestic pilgrim packages start at SR3,984, according to the ministry.
Saudis and residents wishing to perform Hajj this year can now submit applications via the ministry's website and Nusuk app.
For domestic pilgrims, the ministry has announced four packages. The first package costs between 10,596 and 11,841; the second package costs between 8,092 and 8,458; the third package costs 13,150; and the fourth package, which provides economical services, costs SR3,984. VAT is included in all prices.
In Mina, pilgrims registered in the third package will be accommodated in six towers located near the Jamarat.
Pilgrims will have access to sophisticated facilities and convenient services in the first package.
In accordance with the ministry's requirements, the minimum age for applications is 12 years old.
In cases of vacant places, those who have previously performed the Hajj will be considered if priority is given to applicants who have not performed the Hajj before.
According to the ministry, women's Mahram will not be given priority.
Until the end of Dhul Hijjah 1444 AH, the national identity (ID) or residency (iqama) must be valid.
Companions who wish to perform the Hajj with the applicant must be registered at the same facility and under the same package. During the registration process, he can add companions by pressing the appropriate buttons. A maximum of 13 companions may accompany one applicant.
In order to participate in the Hajj, pilgrims must commit to their chosen package and come with the registered Hajj facility.
At least 10 days before arriving at the holy sites for Hajj, applicants must also receive a valid vaccination certificate proving receipt of the "ACYW quadruple meningitis" vaccine, as well as the Coronavirus and "seasonal influenza" vaccines.
Contracting and providing Hajj-related services are handled by companies and institutions licensed by the ministry to serve pilgrims within the Kingdom and listed on the ministry's website. Registration for Hajj must be completed by the pilgrim himself, and applicants should avoid dealing with campaigns, agents, or companies not licensed by the Ministry.
To avoid cancellation of registration, pilgrims must pay the fees of the chosen package in the specified Hajj facility by the deadline.
It is not possible to use the same mobile number for more than one registration.
All regulations and procedures issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and the Ministry of Health must be followed by pilgrims.
According to the ministry, pilgrims should leave Mina according to the package's schedule.
A Free Shuttle Service From Jeddah Airport To Makkah Grand Mosque Has Been Launched.
A free shuttle service for pilgrims has been launched at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.
A new service will take pilgrims from Terminal 1 to the Grand Mosque in Makkah, the airport announced on Twitter.
“Beneficiaries of the service must wear the Ihram and produce the national ID for Saudis or the passport for foreigners.”
Every two hours, trips will depart from the airport, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and from the Grand Mosque every two hours, from noon to midnight.