Hajj Checklist & Packing Guide

Hajj or Umrah for a Muslim means preparing oneself spiritually, physically and practically. While spiritual preparations depend from individual to individual, a complete checklist of things to carry on Hajj or Umrah can make your practical preparations easier.

Here’s a quick look at what all should make it to your Hajj/Umrah checklist:

  • Vital documents and its copies are of utmost importance. These include:
  • Passport (and its photocopies)
  • Flight tickets
  • Identity Proofs (and its photocopies)
  • Certificates of vaccinations done
  • Hotel booking vouchers
  • Transport vouchers
  • Receipts of payments made for Hajj/Umrah
  • Relationship certificate if travelling with a companion
  • Passport size photographs.
  • Hajj Umrah ForexPlus Cardwhich is a safe & convenient way to carry money. You may carry some cash as well, but ensure it isn’t a large sum for safety reasons.
  • Unlocked mobile phone. You can buy a SIM card for it in Mecca or Medina.
  • Medical prescriptions and medicines. Ensure you carry your medications, particularly if you’re on treatment. A prescription for these medicines is a must, to avoid hassles at the airport.
  • Self-made identification card to carry during the rituals, with the following details –
  • Complete name
  • Passport number
  • Contact information in Mecca, Medina and your country
  • Hotel details
  • Cluster head’s contact information
  • Diseases and/or allergies, if any.
  • Comfortable & light clothing.
  • First Aid Kit. This should include:
  • Anti-biotics
  • Cold and cough medicine
  • Painkillers
  • Bandages + plasters
  • Cotton
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Anti-allergy
  • Waist belt/small bag.
  • Hajj neck bag.
  • Ihram Belt.
  • Reusable water bottles.
  • Rehydrating salts.
  • Healthy snacks.
  • Self-care essentials. These may include:
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Unscented wipes and soaps
  • Nail clippers
  • A small pair of scissors
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Power banks.
  • Phone chargers.
  • Notebook and pens.
  • Travel sized prayer mat.
  • An old phone as a

If you are carrying a smartphone, it may help to have some Islamic and travel apps for further guidance.

A checklist for Hajj/Umrah makes packing a lot smoother, especially if it is for the journey of a lifetime!

Read these safety tips before travelling on your Hajj Umrah trip now!

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