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When will Umrah reopen?

The question on every believers lips is When will Umrah re-open so that we can all visit the blessed house of Allah (swt) and the holy Messenger (SAWS) once again.

Needless to say that the current situation has not only restricted us from travel but mainly we have lost the blessing of visiting the house of Allah (swt) We are inundated with emails and 80% of them ask “When will Umrah start or reopen?”

Well we are aware that there are many countries travelling to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage already but most developed countries such as UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and most of Asia are still restricted due to their corona numbers.

We spoke to most recently of an entire group travelling from Iraq and can confirm the trip was successful and without issues.

Having close contact with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah we have been advised that the Umrah issue is under constant review but the possibility of Hujjaj from UK is unlikely for this Islamic year.

With Ramadhan around the corner (starting 12/13th April 2021), it is unlikely that Umrah will be allowed until after Hajj 2021
The approximate dates for the 2021 Hajj are 17 to 22 July. British citizens wishing to perform Umrah or Hajj should follow announcements on FCDO official social media channels @ukinsaudiarabia and guidance from local authorities.

We intend on keeping the momineen and mominaat updated and are confident that good news will be forthcoming very soon.
Until then… watch this space.

6 thoughts on “When will Umrah reopen?

  1. When Saudi government will allow Asian countries to perform umrah.? I am impressed with your insight and viewpoints on this topic. Thanks a bunch.

    1. Hi

      Saudi Arabia has already lifted travel restrictions on 11 key countries. From 1am on Sunday (yesterday) – 31st of May 2021, passengers from the UAE, Germany, the US, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, France and Japan may enter the Kingdom with the implementation of quarantine regulations.

      We can see that the Saudi Authorities are actively working towards reopening international relations but we cannot comment when specific “asian” countries will be allowed.

      Thank you for appreciating our site.


      http://www.saudivisas.com Team

    1. Hi

      Currently, there is no information available on whether USA nationals would be able to perform Umrah in September 2021. Pleaase contact us closer to the time or enquire from your local agents as we can only assist those in the UK.


      Saudi Visas Team

  2. Hi I’m from UK and I heard that Umrah is going to start happening from this September? Is that true! I want to go there in October! A travel agency has told me that Saudi government has Announced that! Please let me know if this is true!

    1. Hi

      Yes it is true.

      Asalaamu Alaikum

      Please find below brief summary of New Umrah 1443 Rules & Regulations

      1. Entry to Saudi Arabia to begin 1st of Muharram on Umrah Visa

      2.  Minimum Age 18+ Years

      3. PCR is Mandatory


      5. NHS Certified Vaccination Certificate

      6. Entry to Haram to perform Umrah is granted for groups led by a Health Coordinator

      7. Pre booking of Umrah slot and Ziyara slot through the Umrah system

      8. Individuals can book directly with saudi umrah companies

      9. Quarantine in Saudi Arabia depends on country of arrival

      We expect the Umrah season to begin on 1st Moharram which coincides with 9th/10th August 2021.


      Saudivisas.com Team

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