Posted by : Aahil Shaik Dec 13, 2019
Saudi Arabia announces Health Insurance compulsory for Umrah Pilgrims
The Minister for Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia announced that medical insurance has been compulsory for the pilgrims coming on Umrah visa to the Kingdom from all over the world. Trending : Saudi Expats can soon host visa to their friends and relatives
The Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten and Tawuniya Chairman signed an agreement to provide health insurance for pilgrims coming to Saudi Arabia from various countries.
- The Minister told that that the Saudi Government wants to offer better health facilities to Umrah pilgrims from the time the arrive in Saudi Arabia until they left the Kingdom. See Also : Muslims on Saudi Tourist visa can perform Umrah
- The aim of the step is to enhance pilgrims experiences coming to Saudi Arabia, The health insurance scheme is a part of the Saudi Vision 2030 reform plan.
- The amount of Umrah visa medical insurance will be 189 SR per person, Where the Umrah visa costs 300 SR, The insurance scheme will be implemented in coordination with the insurance companies of Saudi Arabia. Read : Visit, Umrah and Hajj visa is now only 300 SR
- The validity of the medical insurance will be 30 days, It cover the cost of healthcare, ambulance service in case of traffic accidents and natural calamities. It also covers the loss of luggage and delay in flights.
- The insurance also covers emergency cases, repatriation of the remains of pilgrims who die in Saudi Arabia. It covers the amount up to 100,000 SR on each person. Read : Cancellation of repeat Umrah fee from 2000 SR to 300 SR
- Umrah pilgrims can avail of the insurance benefit by presenting their passports at any hospital or clinic of the Kingdom. Medical Insurance will be activated once the Umrah visa issued.