Penalty for Hajj and Umrah Visitors on Unauthorized Travel in the Kingdom

Umrah and Hajj visas are issued to pilgrims who want to travel to Holy Places of Makkah and Madina. If you are on a Hajj or Umrah visa, you are not allowed to move or visit any other city without the permit from Hajj or Umrah Administration.

If a Hajj or Umrah visitor is caught traveling to any other city without this approval, he will be detained and transferred to a detention center called Tarheel. A fine of SR 10 000 will be imposed to him and he can’t move to his city without paying the exact amount. After paying the fine, he will then be deported to his country in his own expense.

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