Insurance Is Mandatory For Foreign Pilgrims Performing Hajj And Umrah, According To The Ministry Of Hajj And Umrah

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has made insurance mandatory for foreign pilgrims in relation to lesser the amount of. This change will only apply to foreign pilgrims arriving from abroad, according to GuLF NEWS. According to the Ministry the holders of insurance documents will receive benefits that go up to SR 100,000. Umrah Insurance policy among the documents required for those who are foreign citizens entering Saudi Arabia for Umrah, and is included in the cost of visa. Since this policy offers comprehensive health and travel protection for its owners.

What are the benefits of insurance policies like the Umrah insurance policy will cover?

The policy covers a range of four facilities as below:

  1. Emergencies of COVID-19
  2. Health emergencies health cases
  3. General accidents and even deaths
  4. Delay or cancellation of departing flights

What can the Saudi ministry assist foreigners in the event of delayed or lost luggage?

General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia has imposed financial compensation to airlines in the event of delays or damage or loss to baggage of passengers. The airline is required to respond to the customer within 30 days from the date of receiving an compensation request.

On the 19th of October, on a Wednesday The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that close to two million visas had been given to Umrah applicants from 176 countries all over the world at the beginning in the month Muharram 1444 Hijri.

It is mandatory for all pilgrims to purchase an health insurance policy before perform Umrah. This policy is for medical expenses related to serious COVID-19 infections and death or disability caused by personal accidents and flight delays or cancellations or other issues that are necessary.

The pilgrims do not need to pay additional fees to cover the insurance policy set by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. The insurance document cost is included in the visa cost.

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