Umrah is the sanctified worship and it should be performed with full reverence to the House of Allah. There is a criteria to enter the sacred sites of Islam. Muslims perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia therefore, residents of other countries require visa and they have to follow the rules and regulations of Ministry of Saudi Arabia. If you are planning to book cheap Umrah packages then you should fulfill all the requirements to enter Saudi Arabia.
Visa and other requirements for Umrah:
You should book your sacred journey with trustworthy travel agency and fulfill all the requirements for your visa. You should have passport valid for at least 6 months if you are going to get your Umrah visa. Following are the requirements for getting Umrah visa:
- A passport size photo with the white background to be pasted on visa application form.
- A visa form completely filled and statements should be clear. A visa form should be signed.
- Tickets for Saudi Arabia.
- If a woman is going to perform Umrah, she should have Mehram with her as recommended in Islam. Women cannot go to perform Umrah without Mehram.
- You should have certificate of vaccinations in your hand for journey to other country.
Health requirements for Hajj or Umrah journey:
You should be physically fit for performing Hajj and Umrah. Without good health you cannot visit the House of Allah and also cannot perform worships with comfort. On the other hand, you should be fit to enter any country. You should confirm your health safety and should vaccinate yourself before planning your journey. You can put your life in danger if you do not care for your health during journey. Vaccinations should be done by you to confirm the safety of your health.
Vaccinations are also required for hepatitis and for other diseases that are harmful. These diseases include rabies, polio, yellow fever and hepatitis A & hepatitis B. If you are an asthmatic patient, you should take your inhalers with you. Take your medicines with you if you are a patient of blood pressure or sugar because medicines will keep you safe from harming your life in hot weather.
Age requirements for Umrah:
Muslims below age 18 are not allowed to perform Umrah lonely. Umrah can only be performed in the condition when a Muslim reaches age of 18 years. Children of age less than 18 can go to perform Umrah to the holy sites of Islam with their parents. Without parents they cannot go to perform Umrah. Females of age above 45 can go to perform Umrah without Mehram with any family member but a condition implements upon her also. She should have permission from her husband.
Only Muslims can enter the sacred sites:
Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Makkah and Madinah due their sanctity of these two cities. House of Allah and many other sacred sites lie in these two sites. Keeping in view the importance of these places, Muslims visit these two cities with full care, purity and dedications.