Hajj is an annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca undertaken each year by 2-3 million people.
This year Hajj occurs from approximately 20 August 2018 to 23 August 2018.
Umrah is a pilgrimage that can be completed at any time of the year.
MERS Coronavirus Advisory
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS CoV) continues to pose risks in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi government recommends that the following travellers postpone undertaking pilgrimages:
-Those with chronic health issues, such as heart, kidney, diabetes, cancer or respiratory diseases
-Those with congenital or acquired immunodeficiency disorders
Speak with your healthcare provider for more information,
as it relates to you and your health considerations.
Planning ahead for Hajj and Umrah is essential.