Many Muslim tourists who enter Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa want to know if they can perform Hajj or Umrah.
Performing Umrah on a tourist visa
The Saudi government has allowed Muslims on a tourist visa to perform Umrah after taking an Umrah appointment from Nusk.
You can enter Makkah like any other citizen or resident of Saudi Arabia and directly go to the Holy Kaaba to perform it.
The best way to go to Makkah from Jeddah Airport Terminal 1 is by train. You can book the Haramain train ticket online as it costs only SR 69/person, while the meter taxi charges around SR 250.
If you decide to take a taxi, take a green-colored airport taxi from the basement.
Entering Makkah on a Tourist Visa
Every Muslim coming to Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa is allowed to enter Makkah and Madina. However, a non-Muslim is not allowed to enter the two holy cities of Makkah and Madina, no matter if he is a citizen, resident, or tourist in Saudi Arabia.
Can we perform Hajj on a tourist visa?
You cannot perform Hajj if you are coming to Saudi Arabia on a tourist visa as it requires a different visa and plenty of arrangements.
When you hire an agent back in your country to get a Hajj visa, he makes all the arrangements for your stay in Makkah, Madina, Arafat, Mina, and Muzdalfah.
The Hajj requires many arrangements, so the government does not allow people to perform Hajj on a tourist visa.