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Umrah Safety Tips for Families: Ensuring a Secure Voyage

Before going for Hajj or Umrah:

The following contains instructions on how to prepare for Umrah through Umrah Packages 2023 from UK and they should be accompanied by advice from your doctor about your personal health needs. It may also be necessary to consult a religious scholar regarding certain religious matters.

  1. Check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice to ensure you are aware of the situation in Saudi Arabia at www.fco.gov.uk/travel or call 0845 850 2829. 
  2. Book your tickets with an ATOL-registered tour operator (for more information, look at our Umrah packages 2023 Toronto ), as many scam companies have been established.
  3. You can protect yourself and your loved ones by booking with a reputable company, Umrah Packages 2023 Toronto, that is registered with ATOL.
  4. Buy travel insurance for your trip – Shariah-compliant insurance policies are available. 
  5. Make sure your passport is in good condition for at least six months after your return to your home country and has all the necessary visas.
  6. Bring a copy of your passport, insurance policy, emergency phone number and ticket details, and leave these copies along with your itinerary and contact details with a family member or friend.
  7. If you or a family member regularly takes medication, make sure to bring enough medication for the duration of the pilgrimage. Medications should be clearly labelled with the person’s name, and it is important to make a list of all medications, how often they are used, and their effects.
  8. It is essential to ensure that pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure are controlled before the pilgrimage, so remember to book a check-up with your GP  in advance.
  9. You should also see your dentist and ophthalmologist for a pre-travel check-up so that any treatments can be done before embarking on Hajj or Umrah packages 2023 Toronto.
  10. Make sure you wear good quality shoes as you will be walking a long distance. All Hajj footwear, including slippers, should be worn before travelling to soften the straps and reduce the risk of discomfort and blisters.
  11. Carry a bag with you to store your shoes when praying, as shoes can easily be stolen or misplaced and having to go barefoot can have serious consequences.
  12. Clearly label all luggage by labelling the outside and inside of the suitcase, stating your name, passport number, airline, flight number, hotel name and phone number.
  13. Secure your luggage with padlocks and use luggage straps, as there will be millions of suitcases, and it’s best if your luggage can be easily identified from afar and secured with a padlock.
  1. Saudi Arabia’s emergency phone numbers are: Ambulance 997, Police 999, Traffic accident 993.


  1. Carry any medications you may need during your trip through Umrah Packages 2023 Toronto in your carry-on luggage, subject to airline requirements, such as liquid volume restrictions.
  2. Needles or liquids carried in carry-on baggage may require a doctor’s letter confirming that the medication must be taken during the flight.
  3. You should carry an additional 24-hour supply in your carry-on luggage in case of delays.
  4. Do not carry too much money or legal documents such as passports or airline tickets during Hajj.
  5. Your tour operator through Umrah Packages 2023 Toronto should keep these documents for you.
  6. Pickpockets around and losing these documents or money can significantly impact your experience. You can use an anti-theft travel bag (for more information, visit www.hajjsafe.com).
  7. Eat small, regular meals to avoid indigestion – remember the Sunnah of up to 1/3 of food, 1/3 of liquid and 1/3 of air entering the stomach during a meal.

Take care of your back.

  1. Remember that without a luggage cart, suitcases will have to be transported by hand.
  2. Try not to bring too many clothes and other items. Buy a rolling suitcase and lift the bag carefully, bending your knees and keeping your back straight.
  3. Back injuries usually take two to three weeks to resolve and can, therefore, affect your umrah.
  4. If you already have back problems, take extra care by avoiding sitting in uncomfortable positions or on very low chairs and taking care not to twist or bend awkwardly.

Neck fatigue due to long-distance travel:

During your trip, you will spend many hours on buses, planes and possibly trains. It is important to take care of your neck as stress can adversely affect your Hajj or Umrah through Umrah Packages 2023 Toronto. You should buy an inflatable neck pillow for times when you want to relax or sleep during the trip.

Avoid the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during your trip by:

  1. Ask your doctor for advice if you have a history of heart disease, lung disease, cancer, blood clotting abnormalities, or a personal or family history of DVT, as well as if you have recently had surgery or treatment. Hormones or trauma. Related to the lower extremities.
  2. Wear loose, loose-fitting clothes on your trip and buy stretchy compression socks to wear during the flight.
  3. Drink plenty of water during the flight. 
  4. Get up and walk around the stall every two hours and do spot exercises like ankle rotations.
  5. Avoid crossing your legs when sitting.

You go to Saudi Arabia.

  1. When arriving at Saudi Arabian airports, expect waits and delays. Remember that there are millions of people coming, so be patient and try not to leave the group you are in.
  2. Eat and drink water to keep your energy levels high.
  3. When you arrive in Mecca from the UK, try to get some rest
  4. and eat something light before going to  Tawaf.
  5. Your body will be tired and will get some rest before completing  Umrah.
  6. When arriving at your hotel, ask local staff for directions to the nearest pharmacy and hospital clinic, as you never know when you might need help.
  7. Healthcare during  Hajj is free, so beware of private clinics you may be referred to that charge fees and are costly.
  8. Always carry identification, details of relatives and contact details of the tour operator as well as the hotel you are staying at and all relevant phone numbers.

Food And Water Security

Interior and exterior can be slippery when wet, such as after rain or washing. Walking on slippery floors should be done with extreme caution, as slipping and falling hard on marble can cause serious injury.

  1. Do not eat too much. Eat small, frequent meals and drink enough water.
  2. Avoid eating food uncovered and buying food from street vendors.
  3. Avoid eating or drinking unpasteurized milk.
  4. Only eat thoroughly cooked foods or fruits and vegetables that you have peeled yourself.
  5. Avoid eating cooked foods that are no longer hot. 
  6. Eat a diet rich in fibre to avoid constipation.
  7. Avoid using tap water, tap water and ice, and drink only bottled or boiled water or canned or bottled soft drinks.
  8. Avoid using public cups as much as possible.
  9. Always have your own cup with you.
  10. Avoid buying Zam Zam water sold in plastic containers on the street. Use your own cooking utensils, and do not share.
  11. Only use your own soap – again, don’t share.
  12. Remember to take your medicine on time, before or after meals, as prescribed by your doctor.

Wash your hands often with soap and water to kill germs after going to the bathroom and before eating. Simply wiping your hands is not enough to kill germs. You should bring antibacterial soap with you. It is known that germs spread mainly through contact, and therefore, cleanliness can prevent the spread of many diseases.

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