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Can You Go for Umrah After Ramadan 2023?

Can You Get an Umrah Visa After Ramadan?
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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.

The 2023 Hajj closure dates are published on Nusuk and I have been right. Please check the bottom for more detail on this.

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!)

You cannot issue a visa for Umrah yourself, and you will need a registered agent to do this for you.

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. The restrictions are fewer and there is good news!

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. 

There is no other limitation mentioned there.

Who Can Go For Umrah Between Eid Al Fitr and Hajj

Umrah after Ramadan for those on Umrah visas is not available, as the Umrah visa closes the second week of Ramadan.

However, Umrah on tourist visas can be performed up until the Hajj Season.

These are the dates they closed for 2022, so we will assume they will use similar dates so please use this as a guide on your cut-off dates for Umrah after Ramadan 2023. 

It has now been confirmed that Saudi will close its border to those coming for Umrah from abroad from the 30th of Shawwal which is the 30th of May 2022. They will open approximately 4 weeks after Hajj but the date is not confirmed. Here is the announcement.

The new Umrah season for 2022 will start again on 30th of July 2022. After this date, you can go for Umrah again. Here is the announcement.

Umrah Closure for Hajj 2023 Dates

The 30th of Shawwal is approximately the 20th of May 2023, so this should be your indication of when is the last date you can go. Always approximately 4 weeks before the actual Arafat day. They will then open 4 weeks later, 20th of July approximately.

Many people have asked, and I am happy to report MTG has been right; on Nusuk the last date to book Umrah for 2023 is the 20th of May!

After this time it will be Hajj season, and you will not be able to, or they will have more checks.

This is what shows on Umrah until Hajj 2023

UPDATE: 16th May 2023

Writing this update so next year we know again how things worked this year! For weeks Saudi actually had the dates until the 20th of May which is what they normally have. However, without much announcement, they have extended it until 4th June 2023.

This comes a little late for those who want to go unless they are that flexible but maybe they will do the same next year? Let’s see

Umrah after ramadan extension to 4th june 2023

There are no dates confirmed this early, but this is for people who are planning to go for Umrah after Ramadan and want to book tickets. 

During that time, Muslims on tourist visas will not be able to visit Makkah and perform Umrah. I would assume there will be more checks during this time, so people don’t perform Hajj and turn into a problem.

Muslims can visit Medinah during the Hajj season.

Also, Muslim and non-Muslim tourists are welcome in the country to visit any other city.

I know one of the reasons why people want to go for Umrah after Eid Al Fitr is because hotel prices drop significantly. This is also the quietest time for Umrah.

Sadly the Hajj season is off limits, but the good news is you can go for Umrah on a tourist visa after Ramadan and up until the start of the Hajj season 2023.

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Tuesday 23rd of May 2023

Thanks for this great info. I was wondering , I’m trying to book drivers and some have refused as they have said there’s check points set up before you enter makkah and they may reject anyone who has a tourist visa.

In such a situation , what could one do bearing in the mind some of the police that are from the most unintelligent and ignorant of the creation ? The police there can outright reject anything and it becomes law!

Muslim Travel Girl

Tuesday 23rd of May 2023

So if you are going for example after 4th of June they can turn you around because on toursit visa you are not allowed during Hajj season which is after 4th june. There are check points especially in busy periods, but drivers are allowed to drop epople if you are in ihram and have nusuk permit. We had that during Ramadan when it was busy.

Tamim hossa

Friday 19th of May 2023

Hello sister can I do umrah from 23-29th May?


Sunday 14th of May 2023

I have followed your advise above and was looking to book umrah from 24th May to 4th June. ( 7 days makkah first). I did not book anything as no slots were available.

However it seems today nusuk have opened up slots upto 4th June now for umrah. Does that now mean we wpuld be ok to book on tourist visa and visit before hajj? Jzk

Muslim Travel Girl

Wednesday 17th of May 2023

Yes you can. Sadly they really gave it last minute. But if they decided to open then yes.


Monday 8th of May 2023

Asalamu alakum We are From Iceland and are planning to come make umrah is it open from 14th may to 19 may ?

Muslim Travel Girl

Wednesday 10th of May 2023



Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

The last date of entry into KSA for Umrah before Hajj is 21st May 2023. Pilgrims must exit the country by 03th June 2023. The new Umrah Season 1445AH will open on 20th July 2023. what it means I will be reaching on18 the may to medina and leaving mecca then on 28 the leaving . I cannot cancel now. I am worried will not be able to perform umrah