Important information for Hajj, Umrah and Tourist travelers
- SAUDIA guests holding Umrah visas and planning to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, can book and issue tickets through SAUDIA’s (Website/Mobile Website/Mobile App/KIOSK) on all available cabin classes.
- SAUDIA guests holding Hajj visas and planing to visit Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj are not allowed to book and issue tickets through SAUDIA's (Website/Mobile Website/Mobile App/KIOSK) and have to contact the nearest Saudia office or a certified travel agency by the Saudi Hajj Ministry to do the required preparations.
- SAUDIA guests holding Umrah & Hajj visas will not be accepted via ( Riyadh, Dammam, or Yanbu) airports within code shared flights ( 6xxx) which are operated by other airlines.”
- SAUDIA guests holding tourist visas have to carry a valid passport for a minimum of 6 months taking into consideration the agreements between Saudi Arabia and the other countries regarding passport validity (example: US citizens).
- Tourists coming to Saudi Arabia must not be under the age of (18) unless accompanied by a guardian.
Guests traveling with Hajj, Umrah, visit and Tourist visas shall strictly follow the following instructions as per Saudi government regulations:
During the Hajj Period from 1/11/1441AH (22/6/2020) to 15/12/1441AH (5/8/2020), all guests holding Visit visas are permitted to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via international airports (King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, or King Fahd International Airport in Dammam).
SAUDIA applies the regulations issued by official authorities in Saudi Arabia regarding the transfer of SAUDIA guests who are holding Visit or seasonal work visas during the Hajj (pilgrimage) season to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah. Therefore, all guests arriving during the Hajj (pilgrimage) season have to check with the embassies and consulates of Saudi Arabia in their countries for these regulations, noting that SAUDIA will not accept liability in the event of refusal of travel based on these regulations.
Any person who wishes to enter the kingdom for tourism has to obtain a valid visa (unless his / her entry does not require that). The visa can be obtained through the following:
Visa upon arrival: the tourist can apply for this visa upon arrival at any of the Kingdom entry points. Check-in agents at the departure station shall ensure that the tourist is eligible to apply for the visa according to the clarified list of nationalities available on the electronic platform (https://visa.visitsaudi.com/), in addition travelers holding USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen visas, for more information please click here, and visa issuance procedures will be completed upon arrival through passport offices or via the self-services machines.
E-visa: the tourist can apply for the via the website (https://visa.visitsaudi.com/).
The tourist can obtain the visa from one of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques representatives abroad.
In all circumstances, the passenger has to carry a valid passport for a minimum of 6 months taking into consideration the agreements between Saudi Arabia and the other countries regarding passport validity (example: US citizens).
The tourist coming to Saudi Arabia must not be under the age of (18) unless accompanied by a guardian.
The visa is for multiple visits and is valid for (12) months starting from the date of issuance. The period of stay shall not exceed (90) days per visit according to regulations.
For more information about Eligible Countries, please click here.
- Further details about Hajj and Umrah can be obtained the Ministry of Hajj website at: (http://www.haj.gov.sa)
- SAUDIA shall not accept any claims or complaints in violation of the aforementioned policy & procedures and shall accept no legal responsibility in whatsoever nature.