Hajj and Umrah 1443H/2022 update

14 June 2022

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On 6 June 2022, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced the opening of an electronic portal for pilgrims from Europe, America and Australia to register for the 1443H/2022 Hajj season. The Saudi Ministry of Health has also issued health requirements and recommendations for travellers to Saudi Arabia for Hajj and Umrah in 1443H (2022), including details of mandatory and recommended vaccinations, COVID-19 testing requirements and disease prevention advice. 

An NHSScotland information leaflet details how Hajj pilgrims can manage travel-associated risks to help protect themselves, their family and the wider community. More information and general advice on Hajj and Umrah are available on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and the fitfortravel (for the general public) websites. 

Sources: TRAVAX, 7 June 2022 and fitfortravel, 7 June 2022