http://embassies.mofa.gov.sa/sites/uk/EN/DiplomaticMissionServices/Consulates/ConsulatesServices/Hajj And Umra Services
For the embassy of Saudi Arabia. Where you can easily check for a list of Approved Hajj Travel agents in your country. Unfortunately there are agents that are not licensed/approved by the Hajj ministry and advertise packages for Hajj; at best they are middle men who are depending on others for the packages and thereby increase the cost and risk to the pilgrims without any added value OR at worst they are agents that have been black listed by the Hajj Ministry for severe breaches but carry on.
Purchase of sacrificial animals introduced by the Islamic Development Bank.
ATOL – Air Travel Organiser’s License. ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. Visit the ATOL website at where you can easily run a search on a advertised ATOL number OR name of operator/agent to make sure that a valid licence exists. Then press on the link for further information to see exactly how many passengers is the operator licensed for, we have unfortunately found that in recent years most of these companies/ organisations have a “show” licence that is valid for selling 500 packages in the whole year!!! PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY ATOL LICENCES FOR GREATER THAN 500 PASSENGERS A YEAR ARE SUBJECT TO RIGOROUS CHECKS.
To check the validity of a code for an IATA travel agent.
The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) promotes standards in travel medicine, providing travel health information for health professionals and the public.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Travel Advice Notices aim to ensure that British travellers are well prepared before departure. The telephone number for travel advice is 0845 850 2829.
Local Weather Reports
The British Hajj Delegation
Provides ‘on the ground’ medical advice, support and basic GP treatment and has been functioning for over ten years now.
Haj & Umra Travel Channel