Following yesterday’s announcement by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the price of the compulsory health insurance that is included with the Umrah visa has been decreased by 63 percent if you intend to perform Umrah this year (January 23).
The insurance premium was increased while the cost was decreased from SR235 (about Dh230) to SR87 (Dh85). Here are some details.
How does one apply for Umrah insurance?
The payments you pay for the Umrah visa include the price of your health insurance. Depending on the service fees charged by the agency, the cost of an Umrah visa might range from Dh1,400 to Dh1,800 per person.
How does one know if one has Umrah insurance coverage?
The Comprehensive Pilgrims Insurance Programme website, www.riaya-ksa.com, is where pilgrims entering Saudi Arabia can view the Umrah Insurance Certificate and verify its validity, according to a tweet from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
You must enter your passport number and nationality before clicking the “search” button to view your insurance information.
What does the Umrah Insurance Certificate cover?
The Umrah insurance plan covers:
Health coverage for emergencies:
- Treatment and hospital stay.
- Pregnancy and childbirth emergencies.
- Dental emergencies.
- Accidental permanent total disability.
- Accidental death.
- Traffic accident injuries.
- Emergency kidney dialysis cases.
- Internal and external medical evacuation.
- Death due to natural disasters.
- Returning the body of the deceased to his or her country.
- The Diyah or blood money issued by a court ruling.
- Flight delay compensation.
- Flight cancellation compensation.
You can call the Comprehensive Pilgrims Insurance Programme helpline at +966138129700 for international callers or 8004400008 if you are in Saudi Arabia with any inquiries or concerns regarding Umrah insurance.