Chamber of Tourism: Umrah Transit Programs “Illegal”


The Chamber of Tourism Companies received a notification that a number of citizens wishing to perform Umrah were unable to travel due to their violation of the Egyptian Umrah Gate Law No. 72 of 2021, and their attempt to travel via transit flights to one of the Arab cities or with virtual visas without following the methods stipulated in the portal law. Citizens filed against brokers and mediators who deluded them into the possibility of traveling for Umrah by these illegal methods, despite the fact that the trips had not officially started, and without resorting to an approved tourism company.

The Chamber of Tourism Companies appealed to all citizens to be wary of some fake programs that spread from some brokers and brokers, which depend on providing virtual visas to citizens away from the procedures followed in traveling for Umrah trips through the Egyptian portal for Umrah.

The Chamber of Tourism Companies confirms that, in full cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, it coordinates around the clock in all travel outlets at airports and with the various security agencies at those airports, especially the passport police, to monitor attempts to travel through those ports on the pretext of heading to a number of Arab capitals, and by examining their passports and passports, it turns out that Those Arab capitals are just a transit station to travel through to perform Umrah, in violation of the recently issued Egyptian Portal for Umrah Law, which regulates the process of traveling to perform Umrah through registration in the portal.

The Chamber explained, in a statement issued by it, that the aim of the law is to ensure the safety of citizens wishing to travel to perform Umrah and to ensure that they obtain their full rights and work on their comfort and safety from travel to return, explaining that there are some brokers and mediators trying to circumvent this law by traveling outside that system through Transiting to some capitals and then traveling there to perform Umrah, which threatens the rights of these citizens and the lack of follow-up through the Ministry of Tourism.

The Chamber praised the close cooperation between it and the Ministry of Tourism and all concerned authorities to ensure the success of the Umrah system and protect the rights of citizens in application of the law. Travel procedures through the website of the Egyptian portal for Umrah.

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