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Umrah Updates | Umrah Resumed from Pakistan |Umrah 1443 | 2022 | Umrah Visa | News Update

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

January 20, 2022 Update Saudi Govt has made Quarantine Package compulsory for all Umrah Pilgrims traveling after 17th Jan 2022. Quarantine duration will be as per Saudi policy

  • In light of New Quarantine Policy, no need to get additional vaccination of Pfizer, Astrazeneca, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson

  • Quarantine Packages is sold and handled by airline,

  • Umrah Packages on our website does not include Quarantine Packages. Please inquire from our staff about Quarantine Packages availability according to your travel date before booking.


Update 7th December

Fresh update Minimum age reduced from 18 to to 12

December 6th Eve has brought Excellent News for people of Pakistan who wish to perform Umrah and Hajj Pilgrimage. Ministry of Hajj Saudia Arabia has officially changed Pakistan Status in their Umrah system From Red to Green. Soon Umrah visa is also expected to be open

December 2021 Update :

Direct flights from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia Has resumed on 1st December 2021.

Umrah Packages coming soon , Following information for Umrah Pilgrims from Pakistan to perform Umrah in 1443 | 2021 and 2022 is confirmed and verified

Information Verified from Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and GACA includes Condition and Requirements for Umrah Visa and travel (Age requirement, Acceptable Vaccination and Institutional Quarantine Requirement)


Age Requirements

Revised Age requirements for Umrah Permit Eligibility for the following visa holders

  • Tourist Visa: 18 years and above (no Upper age limit)

  • Umrah Visa: 18 years and above (no Upper age limit)

  • Locals (Saudi Nationals and Residents): 12 years and (no Upper age limit)


Vaccination Requirements

Revised Vaccine Requirements for Umrah Permit Eligibility (International Visitors)


Approved Vaccination

  1. 2 doses of : Pfizer BioNTech or Comirnaty

  2. 2 doses of : Oxford AstraZeneca, Covishield, SK Bioscience or Vaxzevria.

  3. 2 doses of : Moderna or Spikevax

  4. 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson

  5. 2 doses of either Sinopharm or Sinovac + 1 Booster Shot from above vaccines

Other Conditions and Documents Required

  • 3 days institutional Quarantine required, (Pilgrims will be allowed in Harmain after negative covid test

  • Valid CNIC

  • PASSPORT VALIDITY 6 MONTHS

  • Nadra Covid Immunization Certificate

  • Photograph with blue or white background

Institutional Quarantine

Three (03) Days Quarantine is required if your vaccinated with Sinopharm or Sinovac

No quarantine required if your are vaccinated with:

1) Pfizer

2) Astrazeneca

3) Moderna

4) Johnson and Johnson


 

Update 28th November 2021


Ministry of Hajj and Umrah allows People vaccinated with any WHO approved COVID-19 Vaccine to perform Umrah provided: The Pilgrim quarantines for 3 days after arriving in the Kingdom and provides a negative PCR test 48 hours after arriving in the Kingdom Anyone vaccinated with Saudi Approved Vaccines are exempted from Quarantine and can perform Umrah immediately after arriving in the Kingdom Saudi Approved Vaccines 2 doses of : Pfizer BioNTech or Comirnaty 2 doses of : Oxford AstraZeneca, Covishield, SK Bioscience or Vaxzevria. 2 doses of : Moderna or Spikevax 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson

Update 26th November 2021

Saudi Arabia has announced on Thursday that it will allow direct entry from six countries including Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Egypt without spending 14-day quarantine in a third country other two countries are Brazil and Vietnam


“All the procedures and measures are subject to continuous evaluation by the competent health authorities in the Kingdom, according to the developments in the epidemiological situation globally,” the source said


Direct Flights from Pakistan to Saudia will be resumed from 1st December 2021. Information on terms and conditions for Umrah Visa from Pakistan will be updated in coming days as more information is updated by respective ministries


Revised Age requirements for Umrah Permit Eligibility for the following visa holders Tourist Visa: 18 years and above Umrah Visa: 18 years and above Locals (Saudi Nationals and Residents): 12 years and above


Revised Vaccine Requirements for Umrah Permit Eligibility (International Visitors) 2 doses of : Pfizer BioNTech or Comirnaty 2 doses of : Oxford AstraZeneca, Covishield, SK Bioscience or Vaxzevria. 2 doses of : Moderna or Spikevax 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson 2 doses of either Sinopharm or Sinovac + 1 Booster Shot from above vaccines

General Authority of Civil Aviation Allows direct flights from Pakistan
Umrah resumed

Saudi Gazette Screen Shot
Umrah Resumed from Pakistan

General Authority of Civil Aviation Allows direct flights from Pakistan
Umrah 1443 Resumed

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Update 13 August 2021

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has released a press statement that the capacity of Umrah Pilgrims for Umrah season 1443 2021/2022 will gradually be raised from 60,000 to 90,000 and then 120,000 per day.


The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah also reported that 5 pilgrims from Nigeria arrived on Friday Evening and 50 Pilgrims will arrive on Saturday pointing out that the arrival of Foreign Pilgrims will be expedited along with the capacity increment


Update 9 August 2021

Saudi Government has started issuing Umrah Visa for international pilgrims and will start receiving international pilgrims from 9th August 2021. An official from the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has confirmed that the Limit of Umrah Visa has been increased from 60,000 to 2,000,000 (two million) per month. All pilgrims planning to perform Umrah will be required to be vaccinated.


Update July 31, 2021

Update impacting Umrah Pilgrimage and travelers was issued dated 28th July 2021. A newly updated list was issued by the Saudi authority two days back for countries that are required 14 days Quarantine period in a third country before entering the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Umrah.

Any Pilgrim Originating or passing from the following countries will be required to Quarantine for 14 days in a third country:

  1. Afghanistan

  2. Argentina

  3. Brazil

  4. Egypt

  5. Ethiopia

  6. India

  7. Indonesia

  8. Lebanon

  9. Pakistan

  10. South Africa

  11. Turkey

  12. Vietnam

  13. United Arab Emirates

Before planning Umrah Trip / choosing Umrah Package or applying for Umrah E Visa Always check this space for latest Umrah Updates, you can also get the most authentic and reliable travel information for Saudi Arabia on Saudi Air website.

 

Update July 27, 2021

Ever Since the start of Covid 19 Pandemic Muslims from around the globe were unable to visit Two Holy Mosques In Makkah And Madinah For Hajj and Umrah now we have some great news that will delight your heart.


Umrah 2021 2022, Umrah 1443

On 25th of July 2021 Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Saudi Arabia has officially announced the resumption of Umrah for International Pilgrims. And it is likely that this year Inshallah Umrah will continue without any interruption. Even better news is that Umrah season 2021 / 2022 | 1443 | will be 10 months long.

Umrah season for international Pilgrims will begin with the start of the new Islamic year 1443 and will end a month after Ramadan in Shawwal.


When Will Umrah Start

Saudi Govt will start issuing Umrah Visa for Umrah season 1443 from 1st Muharram 1443 which corresponds to 10th August 2021. if you are traveling from following 9 Countries Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and Lebnon, you will be required to complete quarantine period of 14 days in a third country before arriving in Kingdom. All other countries are allowed to send direct flights.


What more do I need to know

  1. Pilgrims Ages 18 and above are allowed

  2. It is mandatory Requirement for Umrah Pilgrim to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with complete doses of either Pfizer, Mordena, Astrazeneca or J&J.

  3. What if I have complete doses of china's vaccines ? Yes you will be allowed but with an additional booster shot of either Pfizer, Mordena, Astrazeneca or J&J.

we will keep updating this page as more information comes to light with regards to Umrah


 

Umrah Packages 2021 / 2022

We will be announcing several different Umrah Packages to cater your need. Our Umrah Packages will be offered in 5 nights, 10 Nights 14 Nights and 21 Nights duration hotel accommodation will be from economy to 3 star hotel, 4 star hotel and 5 star hotel with stay in Makkah and Madinah and quarantine hotel. Umrah Individual Packages and Groups will be traveling from Lahore Karachi Islamabad Faisalabad Multan, Peshawar,




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