Coronavirus and Hajj/Umrah in 2020
Hajj Ministry Announcement for Hajj 2020
Recently, in response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Saudi authorities suspended entry to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This suspension affected all passengers travelling for Umrah as a reactionary attempt to prevent Coronavirus from entering the Kingdom.
Unable to curb the spread of Coronavirus or ease it sufficiently to ensure safe travel for pilgrims, the Hajj Ministry with great difficulty declared Hajj during 2020 will exclude all non-residents of Saudi Arabia.
Please note that this is an unprecedented situation and continues to develop. We are following closely and will act appropriately as and when required. The Saudi authorities have dealt with similar epidemics. In recent years they have dealt with the outbreak of both MERS and SARS in the Kingdom successfully.
We will contact all our customers over the next few days to inform you what to expect.
We ask Allāh to protect us from this pandemic and keep us safe.
Jazāk Allāhu Khayran.