Umrah Booking 2022 Begins – Reading Protocol, Application Steps

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has released detailed guidelines and protocols for Umrah 2022

Umrah reservation: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has started bookings and applications from Muslims wishing to perform during the post-Hajj Umrah (Umrah 2022) season from Thursday, July 14, 2022.

In a statement announcing the start of the Umrah reservation, the ministry said that an Umrah visa for the new season will be issued to pilgrims who can visit Makkah Muharram 01, 1444 AH.

Muharram 01 who also scores beginning of the new islamic year 1444 is most likely to fall on Saturday, July 30, 2022. The final date and time for the start of the Islamic New Year will be decided on Thursday, July 28, 2022 when the crescent of the holy month of Muharram is spotted.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has released detailed guidelines and protocols for Umrah 2022.

The ministry has also provided the link of the website which lists Umrah service providers, online travel agencies (OTAs) and tour operators registered with the ministry.

Umrah Protocol 2022

5 years and over
Umrah visas will be issued from today, first arrivals from 1st Muharram
No PCR test or COVID-19 vaccine required
For other vaccines, check with local accredited agencies
Permits for Rawdah and Umrah from the Eatmarna app
Tourist visa holders can obtain permits from 19 Dhul Hijjah

“Children under the age of 5 can accompany their parents for prayers in the two holy mosques but cannot enter the Mataaf for Umrah,” the ministry said.

Umrah visas and packages online

Online Umrah visas and packages can be obtained from the online companies listed here:

1. Click here to access the website:
2. Select Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)
3. Look for the Umrah Package
4. Click on the given link to apply for Umrah Visa

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had in June 2022 announced online service for Umrah visa issuance, accommodation registration and other related services and booking.

The ministry said that by using the new online service portal, pilgrims will be able to obtain an Umrah visa within 24 hours and without travel agents.

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