Hajj travel

Background

The Hajj, known as Dhu al-Hijjah, is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world and occurs from the eighth to the thirteenth day of the final month in the Islamic calendar.

The Islamic calendar is 11 days shorter than the western world's Gregorian calendar and the Gregorian date of the Hajj is 11 days earlier each year. In 1442H (2021) Hajj will fall approximately between 17 to 22 July 2021.

Guidance

Health protection guidance for Hajj can be found on the following websites:

Publications

Information leaflet and poster

We have produced an information leaflet that details how Hajj pilgrims can manage travel-associated risks to enable them to protect themselves, their family and the wider community.

We have also produced an infographic poster which recommends that Hajj pilgrims prepare themselves for travel by visiting their GP six to eight weeks before departure.

The poster may be displayed in GP surgeries, mosques, social clubs and other venues where they may be seen by those planning to go to Hajj or Umrah. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the information leaflet above.

They are both available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Urdu

View and download the advice leaflet and poster on the fitfortravel website.