Health & Safety Tips for Hajj & Umrah Travel.
Posted by Ady on February 10th, 2020
Hajj and Umrah are the most performed Islamic Pilgrimages. With hundreds of thousands of average numbers of pilgrims, the health and safety of each individual becomes a challenging task. While the Saudi authorities have made appropriate policies and employed efficient management for it, yet minor inconveniences can be a common thing. Let it be umrah package Ramadan 2020, or hajj both are the most crowded times.
Therefore, here are the health and safety tips for your Hajj and Umrah Travel.
Take a limited amount of cash.
Travelling with cash might be a little risky but you can’t use your credit/debit cards everywhere. For this reason, take a limited amount of cash (SAR) with you. Neither too much of it nor too less; a sufficient amount will do the job for you. However, keep the money in a waist bag or a pouch that you always carry. Don’t leave it in your backpack or suitcase.
Prepare a back-up of all your essential documents.
Documents are essential for a stress-free travel experience. If you lose/misplace even one of them, your stay in the kingdom might become a hassle for you. Therefore, always prepare a backup of the complete set of documents that you carry and keep them at a separate place in your suitcase. So that you can travel peacefully.
Avoid direct exposure to Sun.
It’s too much heat during the day in the summer season in Saudia Arabia. With temperature even touching 49 Degrees Celsius. Direct exposure to the sun might cause sunburns, rashes and other skin problems for you. Therefore, always wear cotton blended clothes/ihram and when going out in the sun, use an umbrella. So that you can stay safe.
Receive proper Vaccination(s).
By law, it’s necessary to receive proper medication prior to your departure. Some vaccinations are mentioned in your visa application while you might also need other than that. So, it is always advised to consult your doctor first, have yourself medically checked-up and then opt for suitable vaccination(s). So that you can be safe and keep others safe as well.
Only eat healthy food.
Avoid eating junk food during your Umrah/Hajj travel. Only rely on healthy and organic foods such as fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water and take exceptional care of your hydration. It is better to also take some instant energy drinks; glucose and vitamin C, water-based supplements with you. The less you eat, the healthier active and fit you will be during your trip.
Carry essential medicines.
It’s not necessary but a safer option to travel with some precautionary medicines. For example;
• First-aid Kit.
And common medications like that.
Prior to booking your umrah package with flights, always prepare yourself mentally and physically for the pilgrimage, intend Niyyah, ask for the blessings and health from Allah Almighty and then reserve your spot! It will help you stay safe, healthy and efficient during your trip.