Makkah Route Initiative launches to assist Hajj pilgrims with travel plans

Makkah Route Initiative launches to assist Hajj pilgrims with travel plans

Pilgrims from five countries are being provided with additional Hajj travel assistance

In order to simplify the entry process for pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season, The Makkah Route Initiative is providing its services at airports across Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Morocco and Bangladesh.

The Makkah Route teams on the ground in each country are implementing the initiative, which is aimed at assisting pilgrims by ensuring they have completed the necessary procedures and have the required documentation to carry out their pilgrimage.

The initiative was launched in cooperation with the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health, Hajj and Umrah, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA), Doyof Al Rahman Program, the General Directorate of Passports and Elm Company.

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The Makkah Route Initiative staff can issue electronic visas, confirm the passport procedures at the airport of the country of departure, and verify the health requirements.

In addition, the The Makkah Route Initiative teams assist with coding and sorting luggage according to transportation and housing arrangements in Saudi Arabia.


Upon arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah or Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, pilgrims who are registered by the Makkah Route Initiative will be directly transported by bus to their accommodation in Makkah and Madinah.

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