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Posted On: 18 January 2023 02:11 pm
Updated On: 18 January 2023 02:40 pm

Saudi ministry announces reduction in Umrah insurance cost for international pilgrims

Fareeha Imtiaz
Fareeha Imtiaz
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The Ministry of Hajj & Umrah in Saudi Arabia announced in a tweet on 16 January 2023 that the Umrah insurance cost for international pilgrims has been reduced.

New Umrah Insurance Policy price:

Previously the cost was 235.75 Saudi Riyals, and it has now been reduced to 87.5 Saudi Riyals.

To find out more about the Umrah insurance policy and the validity & of finding service providers, pilgrims can refer to the dedicated insurance program website, which is the following

The new price has been effective as of 10 January 2023.

Coverages of the Umrah Insurance Policy

Health coverage for emergencies:

  • Treatment at hospitals
  • Emergency pregnancies & childbirth
  • Dental emergencies
  • Traffic accident injuries
  • Dialysis emergencies
  • Internal and external medical evacuation

General coverage:

  • Death due to natural disasters
  • Accidental cases of permanent of total disability
  • Accidental cases of death
  • Returning the body of the deceased to their country
  • Blood money issued by a court order

Travel coverage:

  • Trip cancellation compensation
  • Flight delay compensation

Umrah insurance validity

  • 90 days from the date of entry into Saudi Arabia

Umrah Insurance Policy benefit

  • Up to 100 000 Saudi Riyals

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Source: Ministry of Hajj & Umrah
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