Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia

The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is among the largest mass gatherings in the world. It draws about 3 million Muslims from around the world, and more than 11,000 Americans make the pilgrimage each year. This year, Hajj will take place from approximately September 09–14, 2016 and will see triple digit temperatures. Umrah is a similar pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time of the year but is likely to be more crowded during the month of Ramadan (approximately June 5 to July 5, 2016).

Travelers are recommended to:

The risk information in this report is retrieved from U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and International SOS. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the publication date of this post, and go to the direct sources listed above for the most up-to-date information.  The information in this post may change without prior notice.

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  1. […] Travel Advice during Hajj Pilgrimage. International SOS and Control Risks have issued their latest advisory to members ahead of Hajj, which is expected to be a busy travel period for many.  See also a relevant ICRSO post on this topic: Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia […]