What's the latest?

Visas have opened for foreign pilgrims however it will still remain closed to UK pilgrims. 


We hope Umrah from the UK will resume soon. We will update as soon as we have any new info.

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UMRAH RETURN - 12/11/2020

UMRAH 1442 - 23/09/2020

Great News Alhamdulillah!

The Saudi authorities have announced staged opening of umrah beginning in early October. They will begin allowing foreign pilgrims by the beginning of November, insha-Allah.


UMRAH 1442 - 20/08/2020

The Saudi authorities have not as yet made any official announcement in regard to the resumption of Umrah for the Hijri year 1442, which we all eagerly await.  It is expected that an announcement will be made soon albeit with additional requirements/regulations in light of COVID19. 


We will update our website as and when an official announcement is made. 


We ask Allah SWT to enable the resumption of visitation to His House soon. Ameen.


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Book with confidence

As a result of the Coronavirus epidemic, understandably, there has been concern amongst those who are considering booking for Hajj 2020 or Umrah in case of a travel ban.


We would like to offer our reassurance to everyone who has booked their Hajj or Umrah package with Al-Hidaayah Travel in 2020 of a full refund in either of the following two situations:


  1.  The FCO advise against “all travel to Saudi Arabia”, or “all but essential travel to Saudi Arabia”, or

  2. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issues a ban on UK pilgrims travelling for the purposes of Hajj 


Cancellations due to other reasons will be subject to our standard terms and conditions.


The safety and security of our pilgrims remains a high priority for us.

Umrah visas suspended - 27/02/2020

As you may be aware the Saudi authorities have suspended entry to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for passengers travelling for the purposes of Umrah with immediate effect as a short-term measure to prevent Coronavirus entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


This is a temporary precautionary suspension for those entering the Kingdom for the purposes of Umrah, irrespective of whether they are holding an Umrah or tourism visa. 


This is a short term preventative measure as at the time of writing, there are no known cases of Coronavirus in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;


If you have a flight or package booked for travel to Saudi Arabia within the next 72 hours, please contact the office to enable us to explore possible options; if you are booked to travel later than 72 hours, please wait for further updates.


Hajj remains unaffected by this suspension, nevertheless we continue to observe the situation and any developments closely;


We continue to monitor advice from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Ministry of Health as well as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in relation to travel to Saudi Arabia,


Please note that this is an unprecedented situation and continues to develop, which we are following closely and will act appropriately as and when required.  The Saudi authorities are experienced in dealing with such epidemics as in recent years they have dealt with the outbreak of both MERS and SARS in the Kingdom.


We will post any significant updates via our website and social media channels.

We ask Allah SWT to alleviate the ummah of this virus and protect the sacred lands of the same.


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