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Can You Go for Umrah After Ramadan 2024?

For many years, the question of “Can I go for Umrah After Ramadan” is always a regular one.

Now with the tourist visa available to some 49 countries for Saudi Arabia things have changed dramatically when it comes to going for Umrah after Ramadan and before or after Hajj.

Further below, I have the confirmation of dates for Umrah after Ramadan under a tourist visa.

When Can you do Umrah?

It is important to distinguish two things when we talk about when can you go for Umrah.

First, are you going on an Umrah visa, OR are you going on a tourist visa and performing Umrah?

There is a big difference in what you can and cannot do, so please read below! 

Performing Umrah with an Umrah visa 

For countries that cannot issue tourist visa, you will have to either try and apply as a Category B ( you can read more about this in the tourist visa section) or you will need to issue an Umrah visa.

With an Umrah visa, the standard rules of the visa application are different and a little less flexible.

You will need a mahram as a woman (currently, in some countries, you also need a female companion for males!)

Can you book an Umrah after Ramadan and Hajj
View of Makkah

Umrah Visa applications close after the first two weeks of Ramadan; after the 14th of Ramadan, you cannot issue an Umrah visa.

When does Umrah close: Umrah closes after the first two weeks of Ramadan, and there are no more Umrah visas. They will reopen issuing visas again after Hajj. 

The Umrah period starts approximately 1 month after Hajj.

There are no specific dates for this and no announcements, agents will get access to the system and start issuing visas usually a month after Hajj.

MuslimTravelGirl gets the information about the first few days as some of the agents, and we publish it here, so make sure you subscribe and keep an eye on our site.

For those issuing Umrah visa ONLY to go in Ramadan and you need to issue an Umrah visa a week before/ first week of Ramadan.

Performing Umrah after Ramadan on a Tourist Visa

Now, If you belong to a country or a category B option where you can issue a tourist visa for Saudi Arabia, you can also perform Umrah with it.

We have full guides on how to do that in our main page.

Please note, the information below has been confirmed online with the official Visit Saudi website 

According to the Saudi tourist visa rule, the only restriction you have on the visa is that you cannot perform Umrah during the Hajj season, however, are able to go for Umrah after Ramadan and up until they close for Hajj.

There is no other limitation mentioned there.

Umrah After Ramadan 2024 and Until Hajj 2024

During the time of year when Ramadan is approaching this becomes the most popular post on Muslim Travel Girl. 🙂

I have a Youtube channel with Umrah updates, and I post short reels on these questions if you want to follow.

It seems that Saudi Arabia has standardised the Hajj season for 2024, which is available for anyone with a tourist visa.

hajj season on tourist visa for umrah dates

As you can see on this tourist visa which a reader sent me it says that Hajj Season for 2024 is from

15th Dhul-Qa’dah 1445 to 15th Dhul-Hijjah 1445

23rd of May 2024 to 21st of June 2024.

This is according to the Islamic relief calendar.

Over the years, they have tried to reduce the timings on these, and I am glad they have done this now as well. Their organisation is becoming better each year. I would suggest you keep to the dates above.

Since there is money, time and emotion involved you don’t want to be booking closer to date and then they extend the timings.

Last year 2023 they closed 2 weeks before. I have left my comments from 2023 and the dates for you to see.

When does Umrah Open after Hajj 2024?

As mentioned above, the Hajj season ends on June 21st, 2024, so people can start entering the country on tourist visas, Umrah visas, and visa waivers from that date onwards.

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Can you visit Medinah during Hajj season?

Yes, those on tourist visas don’t have restrictions to visit Medinah. This is because Medinah is less crowded so easier to manage.

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Monday 13th of May 2024

Salam I had a question because I had booked an Umrah trip on which I will arrive to medina on may 22. On may 26 is when I will arrive to Makkah and I will departure on may 31 is it still possible to perform umrah or will I get denied because of hajj season. I got a tourist visa and on it says that I will not be able to enter Makkah on 15 dhul al qadah. Thank you.

Muslim Travel Girl

Friday 17th of May 2024

You will only know on arrival. The law states no but if they don't check or they let you in it is a different story. Sadly there is no answer

James Ri

Monday 6th of May 2024

Slam does anyone if permits are still Required?

Muslim Travel Girl

Wednesday 8th of May 2024

yes they are especially for Rawdah


Saturday 27th of April 2024

Assalaamualaikum. When trying to book a train ticket for Madinah to Makkah on the 6th of May to perform umrah a message appears on the screen stating

"Travelling to Makkah on selected date requires to have Hajj permit, please confirm you have all necessary documents."

Please could you advise if it would be better to go by road in a taxi

Jazakallah Khair

Muslim Travel Girl

Wednesday 8th of May 2024

No you can go it is not in Hajj, they just left it blank for some reason and people got scared.

Umm Khadijah

Thursday 25th of April 2024


Planning on going to Makkah on 18th May till 26th -according to the dates for Hajj season will I need to leave Makkah on the 23rd?

Muslim Travel Girl

Wednesday 8th of May 2024

Yes but inshaAllah 26th should be ok they did mention 6th June must leave latest


Monday 15th of April 2024

Assalamalaykum I'm planning to do umrah from 26th June to the 5th of July using electronic visa waver Will I be allowed I'm aware you said the hajj season finishes 15 dhul hijjah or 21st June hence you can but other sources saying you can't till 1st of muharaam What is your advise and what happened last year if it said the same rule ?

Thank you

Muslim Travel Girl

Wednesday 8th of May 2024

The tourist visa says if it is hajj season until the 21st, I would trust them. So you should be ok inshaAllah