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The Ministry of Hajj sets up a comprehensive insurance program for foreign pilgrims

Saudi Gazette report

MAKKAH – The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has implemented a comprehensive insurance program for foreign pilgrims during the 2022 Hajj.

The program covers bodily injury resulting in death or permanent total disability as a result of an accident, as well as the repatriation of the bodies of deceased pilgrims to their country if their relatives so wish. The program also covers compensation for cases of cancellation or delay of flights departing from the Kingdom, in addition to covering cases of COVID-19 infection in terms of institutional quarantine and treatment costs.

The program aims to enable pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease and comfort, which is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 goals of improving the experience of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.

According to the ministry, the program is placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and the Saudi Arabian Central Bank (SAMA) with the aim of enriching the experience of pilgrims during their presence in the Kingdom, by increasing the any financial charges that may incur as a result of their exposure to any risk that may befall them, within the benefits and coverage limits of the insurance policy.

The program provides various solutions and options that ensure prompt treatment is made available so that Hajj and Umrah pilgrims can perform their rituals comfortably and easily and return to their countries in good health and safety. The insurance program is provided by all local insurance companies, led by Tawuniya Insurance Company.

Pilgrims can benefit from the services of the program in case of COVID-19 infection by receiving quarantine facility or treatment in the nearest hospital or health center in case they need treatment.

Pilgrims must provide their passport number. They can seek help by calling 800440008 or submit a request through the website: