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There are no fixed dates, nor any formal confirmation given by the Saudi Authorities or the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, that registration for international Hajj pilgrims will commence?

By the will of Allah, Hajj 2021/1442 will take place this year. 

With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hajj was reduced to a symbolic Hajj, facilitating Saudi resident pilgrims from 62 countries totaling to less than 1000 pilgrims

It is unethical for any agent to be selling Hajj packages for 2021, when no formal participation statement for British Citizens in Hajj 1442 has been provided by the Saudi Authorities. 

If you have identified any agent selling Hajj packages, kindly email We will be communicating with the National Pilgrimage Organisers Association (NPOA) seeking their resolution on the matter.

The cost of Hajj packages is relative and differ based on numerous factors including.

  1. Inflation
  2. Seasonal Peak
  3. Central Locations
  4. Increase in Hotel, Airfare and Muallim, Mina Tent fees.
  5.  Tour operator profit ratio remaining inline with cost ratio
  6. GBP currency devalued from 1 GBP to 7.4SR to 1 GBP to 4.8SR over the past 15 years.  

Under newly issued dictates from the Saudi Ministry of Health, Hajj & Umrah Division. 

All Hajj pilgrims will be required to be vaccinated. 

All Umrah pilgrims currently do not need to be vaccinated, but do require to be tested PCR negative for COVID 19

For any package purchase you must ensure you book with an agent that is ATOL Licenced additionally it is important to check if the agent is registered with the National Pilgrimage Organisers Association (NPOA)

The British Hajj & Umrah Council is working in conjunction with World Hajj and Umrah Care Foundation and we have been provided a list of registered and approved medical facilities that can provide you with a COVID 19 test.

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