Travelling to/from Saudi Arabia during Umrah season

Below are the travel requirements for passengers travelling to/from Saudi Arabia during Umrah season.

Umrah flights

Visa & nationalityUmrah flights to/from Jeddah
(FZ 7000 to 7999)*
Regular flights to/from Jeddah**Regular flights to/from MadinahRegular flights to/from TaifRegular flights to/from YanbuRegular flights to/from other destinations in Saudi Arabia
Citizens of Saudi ArabiaNoYesYesYesYesYes
Citizens of GCC countries (excluding citizens of Saudi Arabia)YesYesYesYesYesYes
Citizens of other countries holding Umrah visaYesYesYesYesYesYes
Citizens of other countries with Saudi residence visa (work permit or employment visa)NoYesYesYesYesYes
Passengers holding business, tourist or visit visaNoYesYesYesYesYes
*Umrah flights (FZ 7000 to 7999) will arrive and depart from the Hajj terminal.
**Regular flights will arrive at and depart from Terminal 1 at Jeddah Airport.
Umrah flights to/from Jeddah (FZ 7000 to 7999)*
Citizens of Saudi ArabiaNo
Citizens of GCC countries (excluding citizens of Saudi Arabia)Yes
Citizens of other countries holding Umrah visaYes
Citizens of other countries with Saudi residence visa (work permit or employment visa)No
Passengers holding business, tourist or visit visaNo
*Umrah flights (FZ 7000 to 7999) will arrive and depart from the Hajj terminal.
Regular flights to/from Jeddah**
Citizens of Saudi ArabiaYes
Citizens of GCC countries (excluding citizens of Saudi Arabia)Yes
Citizens of other countries holding Umrah visaYes
Citizens of other countries with Saudi residence visa (work permit or employment visa)Yes
Passengers holding business, tourist or visit visaYes
**Regular flights will arrive at and depart from Terminal 1 at Jeddah Airport.
Regular flights to/from Madinah
Citizens of Saudi ArabiaYes
Citizens of GCC countries (excluding citizens of Saudi Arabia)Yes
Citizens of other countries holding Umrah visaYes
Citizens of other countries with Saudi residence visa (work permit or employment visa)Yes
Passengers holding business, tourist or visit visaYes
Regular flights to/from Taif
Citizens of Saudi ArabiaYes
Citizens of GCC countries (excluding citizens of Saudi Arabia)Yes
Citizens of other countries holding Umrah visaYes
Citizens of other countries with Saudi residence visa (work permit or employment visa)Yes
Passengers holding business, tourist or visit visaYes
Regular flights to/from Yanbu
Citizens of Saudi ArabiaYes
Citizens of GCC countries (excluding citizens of Saudi Arabia)Yes
Citizens of other countries holding Umrah visaYes
Citizens of other countries with Saudi residence visa (work permit or employment visa)Yes
Passengers holding business, tourist or visit visaYes
Regular flights to/from other destinations in Saudi Arabia
Citizens of Saudi ArabiaYes
Citizens of GCC countries (excluding citizens of Saudi Arabia)Yes
Citizens of other countries holding Umrah visaYes
Citizens of other countries with Saudi residence visa (work permit or employment visa)Yes
Passengers holding business, tourist or visit visaYes

Travel restrictions and entry requirements

  • Only Umrah visa holders and citizens of the GCC countries (excluding Saudi Arabia) can travel on Umrah flights (FZ 7000 to 7999).
  • Regular flights will arrive at and depart from Terminal 1 at Jeddah Airport.
  • Passengers holding Umrah visa can travel to/from any destination in Saudi Arabia.
  • Passengers holding business, tourist, or visit visas can travel to Jeddah (except Umrah flights FZ 7000 to 7999), Madinah, Taif or Yanbu to perform Umrah.
  • Passengers with Umrah visa must comply with the health requirements and guidelines specified by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia.

Zamzam water

Each passenger is permitted to carry 5 litres of Islamic Holy Water (Zamzam water) at no additional cost on their return flight from Jeddah, Madinah, Taif, or Yanbu.  

If you are travelling from Jeddah, you can carry Zamzam water only if you hold Umrah/Hajj visa. Please note that Zamzam water must be in a standard 5-litre King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Zamzam Water Project bottle.

Important: Zamzam water must be checked in separately and not packed inside the checked baggage. 

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.

Hajj flights

Entry and exit dates during Hajj season

  • The first date of entry is 09 May 2024 and the last date of entry is 10 June 2024.
  • The first date of exit is 20 June 2024 and the last date of exit is 21 July 2024.

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