As borders are slowly opening up for tourism and travel across the world, many of you would want to explore places, go on a pilgrimage, or visit holy places. The two holiest pilgrimages for the Islamic community are the Hajj and Umrah. While Hajj can only be performed during the month of Dhul Hijjah, pilgrims are welcome to perform Umrah any time of the year. Both Hajj and Umrah have one destination as the focal point—Kaaba. Kaaba is situated in the mosque known as Masjid-Al-Haraam.
Worshippers can enter Saudi Arabia for Umrah pilgrimage only when they have a special Umrah Visa. For people who are residents of Saudi Arabia and are working in the country, no special documentation is needed. Also, there is no limit for how many times a person can visit to perform Umrah or Hajj. But, the Umrah Visa is valid for two weeks only. You have to complete Umrah and leave before the Umrah Visa expires.
After COVID-19, many regulations have to be followed such as getting the vaccine and PCR test done or even quarantine in a few cases. To know more about the same, read our article on COVID-19 Regulations You Must Know to Perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia.
How to Book an Umrah Package?
There are many Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) that can help you to book Umrah online in a package with Visa. Start by searching for Umrah OTAs that are approved by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. These OTAs are online companies, institutions, and travel agencies (local and international) that are given the permission of marketing for the Visa and packages of the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.
You can be assisted by the Umrah OTA to acquire your Pilgrimage Visa and choose the destinations that you would like to visit. There are different ready-to-book Umrah packages available with the OTAs. Booking an Umrah package in advance assures that you shall have a hassle-free travel experience.
Here are four simple steps you can follow to book Umrah online easily through a booking system.
- Search for hotels, and transportation according to your requirements on the online booking system
- Select from a wide range of hotels and compare prices
- Confirm your selected bookings through the online booking system
- Make online payment securely to get your bank reference number (BRN) and get ready for your holy tour
Why Book with Elaf Umrah?
The following vaccines are approved by the Government of Saudi Arabia: Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Moderna, and one dose of Jansen (Johnson & Johnson).
If you have received two doses of SinoPharm or SinoVac, you are considered fully vaccinated, but you will have to receive a booster shot of any one of these vaccines—Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson.
What if you have taken a vaccine in your country that is not approved by WHO?
Well, if you wish to visit Saudi Arabia for Umrah and the vaccine your country has provided you is not approved by WHO or Saudi Arabia, you have to follow the below-mentioned regulations:
- Submit a PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from your country
- Comply with institutional quarantine for 5 days after reaching Saudi Arabia
- Take two Coronavirus tests—first within 24 hours and second on the 5th day of arrival
- Quarantine ends when the Coronavirus test proves negative
Why Book with Elaf Umrah?
Elaf Umrah is one of the OTAs that is a renowned service provider of Saudi Arabia, offering pilgrims different Umrah packages. We bring to you a wide range of hotels and transportation with the help of our online booking platform. We are official partners of the Maqam GDS, and at Umrah online booking system, we strive to offer a convenient and faster experience to generate BRNs.
Here’s why you should consider Elaf Umrah’s booking system to book Umrah online.
You Can Customise Your Packages
At Elaf Umrah, you can request a customised Umrah package tailor-made to fit your plans. You may choose the accommodation, transportation, and destinations that you would like to visit. Our easy-to-use platform allows you to customise and manage your Umrah package.
We Offer the Best Customer Service
You shall receive from us the most helpful customer service through, chat, email, or call. Our customer support team is available 24×7 to assist you with all the Umrah package requirements and answer your queries.
The Online Booking System is User-Friendly
You can use the Elaf Umrah online booking system on any device. The interface is user-friendly and gives you a good experience of booking a tour package online. You can browse the Elaf Umrah website in English and Arabic to easily navigate through the pages.
Get the Best Deals on Hotel and Transportation
We give the best prices for your Umrah accommodation and travel. You can compare the prices of different hotels and book the one that suits you. At Elaf Umrah, you get transportation, travel, and ground services supplied in partnership with the Maqam GDS.
Elaf Umrah was established in 1981, and since then, we have been helping the pilgrims to complete their Umrah pilgrimage conveniently. You may trust our reliable services to book the best Umrah package for you.