Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah advises pilgrims to avoid carrying large sums of cash during Hajj journey

Mecca, May 24, 2024
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has advised pilgrims to avoid carrying large sums of money beyond what they need during the Hajj journey, to make do with what meets their needs and to rely on payment, through approved platforms and channels and electronic payment tools, for their services in advance before their arrival at the holy places of Islam.
In a series of posts on its social media accounts, the ministry presented a set of tips to help pilgrims financially manage the Hajj journey well, thereby avoiding problems related to carrying excessive amounts of money.
He said: “Guest of the Most Merciful, be content with that which covers your financial needs, for you are not obliged to carry large sums of money on the pilgrimage journey. On your way to the Holy Places of Islam, stick to basic travel necessities, avoid carrying large sums, pay service fees in advance, assess additional expenses before arriving and count on electronic payment.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah explained that the concerned authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were keen to design a financial system for collecting in advance all service fees and costs, including those for accommodation and transportation, as well as return tickets. The objective is that the pilgrim does not find himself in the need to carry large sums of money, that he is protected against all attempts at financial fraud on the part of strangers or any practice of a nature to violation of rites.
The guidance is part of an international awareness and education campaign launched by the ministry in 15 languages, through digital and traditional media and at airports in 20 countries.
This campaign, launched in coordination with Islamic centers and personalities, aims to inform God’s guests about the laws governing the Hajj pilgrimage and the importance of adhering to them in order to perform these rituals smoothly and conveniently, while recommending avoiding performing rituals without Hajj authorization or visa.

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