Hajj Ministry implemented comprehensive insurance for foreign pilgrims

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has implemented a comprehensive health insurance program for foreign pilgrims during the Hajj season for the current year 2022. 

The program includes transporting the bodies of the deceased to their countries if their relatives so desire, and covers personal 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 for institutional quarantine and treatment costs, the program also provides compensation in cases of flight cancelations or delays leaving the Kingdom.

The mechanism of the program relies on the collection of fees for each visa in exchange for full insurance, effective for 75 days after the pilgrim enters the Kingdom.

According to the ministry, the program comes under the supervision of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) with the aim of enriching the experience of the pilgrims during their presence in the Kingdom, by raising any financial burdens that may incur as a result of their exposure to any risk that may occur to them, within the benefits and limits of insurance policy coverage.

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

The pilgrims can benefit from the program’s services in the event of infection with COVID-19 by receiving a quarantine facility or treatment in the nearest hospital or health center in case he needs any treatment.

The Saudi Health Ministry earlier announced that they have provided nine hospitals for pilgrims, including a field hospital and a mobile one, more than 1,000 beds, 210 ICU beds, more than 175 beds for stroke-affected patients, 75 isolation rooms, 93 health centers at the sacred sites, as well as medical services for emergency and dangerous diseases, including heart diseases, to transfer patients to specialized hospitals inside Makkah.

The pilgrims need to furnish their passport numbers. They can seek support by calling the number 800440008 or submitting an application through the website: www.enaya-ksa.com.

All local insurance companies provide the program under the direction of the Tawuniya Insurance Company.