All UK citizens who are planning to perform Umrah in the upcoming months must apply for a Saudi visa before traveling. There are two kinds of Umrah visas that you can choose to apply for – 1. Umrah-specific visa or 2. online tourist e-visa which can be used to perform the Umrah pilgrimage.
It is to be noted that all travelers should have travel insurance that covers emergency medical costs, in case of any health problems during their visit to Saudi Arabia. With your eVisa, you are permitted to enter the sacred cities of Makkah, Madinah, and other cities such as Jeddah. Please note that only Muslims are allowed to travel to the holy cities.
If you apply for an Umrah-specific visa, note that it is a single-entry visa that is only given to Muslims, exclusively for performing Umrah.
Your validity for a Saudi eVisa is 1 year after its issuance. A total of 90 days is allowed for a stay in Saudi Arabia with the eVisa for travelers.
Saudi eVisa requirements for UK citizens
When applying for your eVisa, make sure that you have the following relevant documents:
National ID Card or Birth Certificate –
You must have your identity card with you at all times.
Travel Approval from Employer or School –
You need a statement or letter that demonstrates the reason for your travel.
Passport Photographs –
You must attach a recent colored, passport-sized photograph for your eVisa.
Scanned Passport Personal Details-
Scan your valid passport bio page containing personal details. Your passport must be valid for up to 6 months, starting from the day of your entry to Saudi Arabia.
Verification of Accommodation –
You need to share proof or details of a place to stay while you are in Saudi Arabia.
Bank Statement –
Your statement should show that you have sufficient money to accommodate yourself on the trip.
If you come from a country with a high risk of yellow fever or any other prevailing virus/disease, you will need a Vaccination Certificate to enter Saudi Arabia.
Flight Ticket –
Show that you have a return ticket to leave Saudi Arabia.
You may not be permitted to travel to Saudi Arabia if your passport shows that you have recently traveled to, or were born, in Israel.