Insurance system for pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia
Insurance system for pilgrims arriving in Saudi Arabia

The authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strive to achieve full service delivery and full benefit from them to all citizens and residents. In this context, Saudi Arabia announced the start of implementing comprehensive insurance for pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom.

In this context, the advisor and general supervisor of the media center at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Ayman Al-Arfaj, announced through his latest statements that the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has already started to implement the comprehensive insurance program for pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and that since the first day of January 2020.

Link insurance to the visa

Implementation activities were launched in the presence of the Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Chairman of the Program for the Service of the Guests of the Rahman, Dr. Muhammad Salih Banten, where insurance is linked with the visa and the insurance policy starts for the pilgrim as soon as he arrives in Saudi Arabia.

For his part, Adviser Ayman Al-Arfaj said that about 8,482 insurance policies were issued for pilgrims through Al-Tawuniya Insurance Company since the beginning of 2020.

How to benefit from comprehensive insurance

And pilgrims can benefit from the insurance policy when visiting private and government hospitals through his passport number.

  In addition to that the comprehensive insurance includes within its insurance benefits compensation in cases of delays and cancellations of trips, deaths and transportation of bodies, accidents and disasters.

The number of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

It is worth noting that the statistics indicated the departure of 1,795.85 pilgrims after they completed the rituals of Umrah and the visit, according to the data of the weekly Umrah Index.

The index revealed that the pilgrims entering the Kingdom diversified among all the ports, so the number of arrivals through the air ports was 2,120,677 pilgrims, while through the land ports 116,537 pilgrims, and 3,928 pilgrims arrived through the seaports of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The index showed that the most coming nationalities were Pakistan 532,634, followed by Indonesia 477,554, followed by India 280,388, followed by Malaysia 120,714, then Egypt 120,609, then Turkey 88,706, then Algeria 85,605, followed by Bangladesh 83,397, followed by the UAE 51,952, then Palestine 39,547 pilgrims, according to what was published Around newspaper.