Important update for passengers travelling to Jeddah, Madinah or Taif

Below are the cities passengers can travel to in Saudi Arabia during the period of Hajj.

Visa type and nationalityto/from Jeddahto/from Madinahto/from Taifto/from other
Saudi destinations
GCC nationals holding Hajj permitYesYesNoNo
GCC nationals without Hajj permit (will not be able to perform Hajj)YesYesYesYes
Other nationalities holding Hajj visaYesYesNoNo
to Jeddahto Madinahto Taifto other
Saudi destinations
Muslims and non-Muslims - holding a Business, Visit, or Tourist visaNoNoNoYes
Visa type and nationalityto/from Jeddah
or Madinah
to/from Taifto/from other Saudi destinations
GCC nationals holding Hajj permitYesNoNo
GCC nationals without Hajj permit (will not be able to perform Hajj)YesYesYes
Other nationalities holding Hajj visaYesNoNo
 to Jeddah
or Madinah
to Taifto other Saudi destinations
Muslims & non-Muslims - holding a Business, Visit, or Tourist visaNoNoYes

Travel restrictions

  • Hajj destinations for all nationalities are Jeddah and Madinah only.
  • Muslims and non-Muslims holding a Business, Visit, or Tourist visa cannot travel to Jeddah, Madinah or Taif during Hajj period till 2 September 2017, however, they can travel to any other Saudi destination.

Entry and exit dates for Hajj

  • For all nationalities, first date of entry 24 July 2017 and last date of entry is 26 August 2017.
  • For GCC nationals holding Hajj permit, first date of exit 5 September 2017 and last date of exit 5 October 2017.
  • For all nationalities holding Hajj visa, first date of exit 6 September 2017 (after 8 am KSA local time) and last date of exit 5 October 2017.

Visa for Hajj

It's your responsibility to obtain the correct visa to enable you to travel on these flights. If you arrive at the airport and don't have the correct documentation, you'll not be able to travel and there will be no refund offered. You must provide your passport details at the time of booking.

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