Haj 2022: Emirates Will Operate Special Flights To Jeddah And Madina

by Deeplata Garde
Haj 2022: Emirates Will Operate Special Flights To Jeddah And Madina

Etihad Airways has cancelled flights between Abu Dhabi and Medina (Saudi Arabia) until March 28. In order to transport pilgrims to and from Jeddah and Madinah during the upcoming Haj season, Emirates will operate special flights. From June 23 to July 20, Emirates will provide double-daily flights to Madinah and 31 additional flights to Jeddah. This will assist with the transportation of pilgrims. These offerings will coexist alongside Emirates’ regularly planned offerings.

Passengers Can Carry Upto 5L Of ZamZam Water On Flights

This year, approximately a million pilgrims from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participated in the Hajj, a significant increase. This year, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Turkey, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malaysia, the UK, US, UAE, and Algeria have all shown a significant interest in travelling to the Haj.


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To ease their journey and prepare them for the remainder of their pilgrimage, additional arrangements are made to accommodate the needs of Haj pilgrims. These include ablution cleansing rituals, unscented towels, notification of commuters while en route to Jeddah once they have managed to enter Al Miqat zones (state of sanctity), evolving of ihram robes through special PAs, and other arrangements.

Also Read: Saudi Arabia To Issue E-Visa For Umrah And Here’s Everything To Know!

Which Countries Are Exempted From Entering Saudi Arabia?

The following is a comprehensive alert for Abu Dhabi-Madinah flights: Covid-19 passenger safety measures, including exceptions for Saudi citizens:

Passengers who are travelling from or have recently visited Afghanistan, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lebanon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Turkey, Union of Comoros, Zambia, or Zimbabwe cannot enter Saudi Arabia.’ Saudi nationals are exempt from this rule.

You must schedule institutional quarantine for a period of five days if you are a Saudi national. Or in case you qualify for an exemption. You must have spent the previous 14 days in one of the above-banned countries. That would be regardless of your vaccination status.

If you are a Saudi national, you can visit the country.

Also Read: Hajj 2021: Who Can Participate, Protocols, Quarantine Rules & Other Precautions You Must Know