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MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has set up a comprehensive health insurance program for pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom during the Hajj season for the current year 2022.

This is part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which aims to improve the experience of pilgrims and Umrah pilgrims and enable them to perform their rituals in peace and comfort.

The program is overseen by the Saudi Central Bank, “SAMA”, and the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to improve the experience of pilgrims during their stay in the Kingdom by alleviating the financial burdens that may be incurred due to their exposure to any risk. , within the limits and benefits of the insurance policy.

The program includes transporting the bodies of deceased persons to their country if their relatives so wish, and covers personal injury accidents that result in death or permanent total disability as a result of an accident.

In addition to covering cases of COVID-19 infection by paying institutional quarantine and treatment costs, the program also provides compensation in the event of flight cancellation or delay departing from the Kingdom.

The Ministry of Hajj has set up a comprehensive health insurance program for pilgrims coming from outside the Kingdom during Hajj 2022. (Basheer Saleh)

Pilgrims can perform their rituals comfortably and easily while returning to their country in good health and safety as the program can find options that guarantee prompt treatments.

The mechanism of the program is based on the collection of fees for each visa in exchange for comprehensive insurance, effective for 75 days after the pilgrim’s entry into the Kingdom.

All local insurance companies offer the program under the guidance of Tawuniya Insurance Company.

Additionally, pilgrims can make a complaint by calling 800440008 or submitting their request online at

The Saudi Ministry of Health announced earlier that it had provided nine hospitals for pilgrims, including a field hospital and a mobile one, more than 1,000 beds, 210 intensive care beds, more than 175 beds for victim patients of stroke, 75 isolation rooms, 93 health centers at sacred sites, as well as medical services for emergency and dangerous diseases, including heart disease, to transfer patients to specialized hospitals in the interior of Mecca.

Saudi Health Minister Fahd Al-Jalajel said on Friday that the state of health of the pilgrims was reassuring, stressing that health services are provided at full capacity in this Hajj season, the largest pilgrimage since the coronavirus pandemic has forced drastic reductions in numbers for two years in a row.

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