Preparation for Hajj
We at Hilal Hajj & Umrah Travel Inc. want your experience to go as smoothly as possible, so we have compiled a list of all of the preparations for those making their journey to Hajj. Please make sure to review the entire list since it will prove quite useful as you prepare for your journey.
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Items to Bring
Tags with name, address and phone # for baggage.
Baggage’s as per airline regulations
Ehraam and Accessories
Ehraam garment for men, preferably of terrycloth (two sets) if you are landing in Jeddah if not please purchase in Medinah all your ehrams and sleeping bags
One of two pairs of foam/beach slippers
Large safety pins (6) or leather belt to tie ehraam
Toothpaste & toothbrush/miswak Nail clippers, small scissors, shaving set, hair comb ( not in hand bag, for security measures)
Unscented Soap & shampoo available in Saudi
Bath and hand towels
Sleeping bag cotton linning lightweight, Yoga Mat (air mattress Not recommended)
Small flashlight if you wish
Small thin pillow or travelers pillow
Water canteen/bottle with shoulder strap (may be purchased in Saudi)
Sun glasses (preferably with neck strap)
If you wear prescription glasses, take them and an extra pair if possible
Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival
Copy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or U.S. Re-entry permit.
Passport-sized photographs (4)
International Vaccination Certificate/Card (Vaccination Record for Meningitis/Flu/Tetanus)
Copy of Marriage Certificate for couple & Birth Certificate for child
Notarized Permission letter from “Mehrem” for single women over 45 years only can travel.
Ensure that you have some money with you
U.S. $1500.00 Cash
Traveler’s checks for large amounts (Not recommended )
You can use your own credit cards
A First Aid Kit will be available, but you may also take along strip bandages, antibiotic ointment, rubbing alcohol, etc.
Be sure to conform to the policies for disease control from the Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/travel/mideast.htm
General Medicines/NeedsGravol, if you are prone to air sickness
Lozenges for throat infection, cough drops
Antacid (Pepto Bismol)
Diarrhea medication (Imodium)
Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
Heat powder, if you are prone to heat rash
Salt tablets or glucose tablets (depending on health conditions)
Ladies check with your doctor in regards to taking the pill to avoid menstrual cycle
If allergic to specific drugs or have medication condition, write on a paper and keep on your person or wear “medic alert” bracelet
Sufficient medication that you are normally required to take
Seek advice from physician for special care in hot weather if you have any medical condition such as diabetes, asthma, heart condition, blood pressure, etc.