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Saudi Arabia issues guidelines, rules for Hajj pilgrims





The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has issued several guidelines that the Hajj pilgrims must comply with before and upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.

The ministry reminded the pilgrims of the importance of carrying all official documents with them while arriving to the airport in order to complete their travel procedures.

Pilgrims should be careful to keep any electronic devices in baggage that will be taken on board the flights.

The ministry asked the pilgrims to make sure each piece of their luggage that will be shipped is in accordance with approved sizes to guarantee that it will be accepted. They are also advised to put distinctive identifying marks on each piece of luggage before shipping it.
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As for prohibited items when traveling by air, it is forbidden to carry plastic bags, water bottles and liquid materials, unwrapped and untied baggage. Boxes that are wrapped and covered with fabric are also banned.

Upon their arrival to Saudi Arabia, pilgrims must disclose cash or precious items in their possession if their value exceeds SR60,000, and this includes foreign currencies, gifts and devices, in addition to jewelry and precious metals.

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The ministry called on pilgrims, when entering or leaving Saudi Arabia, to ensure that they fill out the customs declaration, if they carry local or foreign currencies or any items whose value exceed SR60,000.

Filling out the customs declaration is also required by passengers who carry goods in commercial quantities with a value higher than SR3,000, as well as those carrying materials that are prohibited from importing or exporting, such as antiquities and others. Also those who carry goods subject to excise tax are required to fill out the declaration.

Those who will not sign and fill out the customs declaration will be accountable, the ministry warned.

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