Passengers travelling to Jeddah, Madinah or Taif

Below are the travel restrictions for passengers travelling to/from Saudi Arabia during the period of Umrah and Hajj.

Travel to/from Jeddah on extra flights (FZ 7000 to 7999)

You can travel on our extra flights (FZ 7000 to 7999) to Jeddah if:

  • You're holding a valid Umrah visa or
  • You're a GCC national (excluding Saudi nationals).

All flights operating with a four-digit flight number (FZ 7000 to 7999) will arrive at and depart from the Hajj terminal at Jeddah Airport.

Each passenger is permitted to carry five litres of Islamic Holy Water (or Zam Zam water) at no additional cost on their return flight from Jeddah.

Travel to/from Jeddah on regular flights (three-digit flight)

  • All flights operating with a three-digit flight number will arrive at and depart from the North terminal at Jeddah Airport.
  • Passengers can travel to/from Jeddah on three-digit regular flights on Umrah, business, visit or resident visa.
  • Each passenger is permitted to carry five litres of Islamic Holy Water (or Zam Zam water) at no additional cost on their return flight from Jeddah.

Travel to/from Madinah

  • Passengers can travel to/from Madinah on Umrah, business, visit or resident visa.
  • Each passenger is permitted to carry five litres of Islamic Holy Water (or Zam Zam water) at no additional cost on their return flight from Madinah.

Travel to/from Taif

  • Umrah visa holders cannot travel to/from Taif. They can only travel to/from Jeddah and Madinah.
  • Passengers can travel to/from Taif on business, visit or resident visa.
  • Each passenger is permitted to carry five litres of Islamic Holy Water (or Zam Zam water) at no additional cost on their return flight from Taif.

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.

Important update for passengers travelling to/from Jeddah, Madinah or Taif during period of Hajj

Visa type and nationalityto/from Jeddahto/from Madinahto/from Taifto/from other
Saudi destinations
GCC nationals holding Hajj permitYesYesYesNo
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 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 permitYesYesNo
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

  • Non-GCC nationals with Hajj visa can only travel to/from Jeddah and Madinah.
  • GCC nationals with Hajj permit can travel to/from Jeddah, Madinah and Taif.
  • Muslims holding a Business, Visit, or Tourist visa cannot travel to Jeddah or Madinah or Taif between 12 July 2019 and 11 August 2019, however, they can travel to any other Saudi destination.

Departure terminal in Jeddah will be confirmed at a later stage. Kindly contact flydubai Customer Centre or the travel agent that made your booking for the terminal details.

Entry and exit dates

  • For all nationalities, first date of entry is 04 July 2019 and last date of entry is 05 August 2019.
  • For GCC nationals holding Hajj permit, first date of exit is 16 August 2019 (after 9 am KSA local time) and last date of exit is 14 September 2019.
  • For all nationalities holding Hajj visa, first date of exit is 16 August 2019 (after 9 am KSA local time) and last date of exit is 14 September 2019.

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 will 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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