All Umrah pilgrims are required to be ready for the Umrah after some years of hiatus. They need to fulfill all the requirements in order to perform Umrah, and for this purpose, they need to be vaccinated. We have compiled a list of all the details regarding vaccines that you need before going for Umrah.
Umrah 2023 Vaccine Requirements
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has determined that a complete vaccination of Covid-19 with one of the approved vaccines is needed for all the Umrah pilgrims who want to perform Umrah this year. Here is a list of all the approved Covid-19 vaccines in the KSA:
Oxford/AstraZeneca: 2 doses
Pfizer/BioNTech. 2 doses
Covovax. 2 doses
Sputnik V. 2 doses
Nuvaxovid. 2 doses
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah recently confirmed that the Umrah pilgrims who want to perform do not need a negative Covid-19 test in order to enter Saudi Arabia. As per the International Health Regulations, all the pilgrims arriving from different countries or areas at a risk of yellow fever should also present a valid yellow fever vaccine determining that the person was vaccinated 10 days and 10 years before he arrives at the border.
Plan Your Umrah After Getting Vaccination is Done
Also, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that the visa for Umrah, which was restricted to 30 days before, will now be extended to 90 days. Hence, Umrah pilgrims can travel within 90 days to Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims won’t need another tourist visa in order to travel across Saudi Arabia by bus, car or train between Medina or Makkah, or any other city in the KSA.