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Going to Saudi Arabia?

Before buying insurance for your holiday to Saudi Arabia, take into account these things:

  • The cost of your trip or holiday – Unforeseen events sometimes mean you have to cancel your holiday; it's reassuring to know you may be able get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing - If you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover if needed
  • The cost of your baggage
  • Also, don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Saudi Arabia from the FCO

Travel Insurance for Hajj and Umrah

Travelling to Mecca to make the annual pilgrimage? Or more specifically Hajj or Umrah? At InsureandGo we offer a great range of travel insurance for trips to Saudi Arabia.

Our policies are designed to cover you throughout Saudi Arabia (subject to FCO travel advice), so you can make the pilgrimage knowing that you’ll be insured all the way.

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge!

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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What is covered with travel insurance to Saudi Arabia?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

We at InsureandGo care about you having a good holiday experience. That’s why we’ve put together some important information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Saudi Arabia.


Saudi riyal

Most common languages spoken







Approx. 32 million

Plug type

Plug types A, B, C and G

Driving side

Right-hand side


Spring - March to May

Summer - June to August

Autumn - September to November

Winter - December to February


Local laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Saudi Arabia?

Yes, you do need a visa for travelling to Saudi Arabia. You can apply for a visa through a visa agency accredited to the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia. It’s important to remember that if you overstay the time you agreed to visit for, you can be fined and deported.

You can find more details about visas and entry requirements for Saudi Arabia here.

Healthcare in Saudi Arabia

There are government run healthcare services available in Saudi Arabia with facilities of a very high standard. Make sure you have the right level of cover to ensure your medical expenses will be covered should anything happen.

It’s also important to remember to call your GP at least four to six weeks before you travel, to check whether there are any vaccinations that you may need.

More information about healthcare in Saudi Arabia can be found here.

Medical & Emergency Assistance in Saudi Arabia

If something happens while you’re in Saudi Arabia and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help. All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team on +44 (0)207 748 0060.

Did you know that...?

  • Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy, which means that the monarch has full control over the country, though he must comply with Islamic law. There are 7,000 Saudi princes, enabling the royal family to dominate all areas of government.
  • If you forget your toothbrush in Saudi Arabia just grab a twig from the miswak tree (also called the toothbrush tree) and start chewing. Miswak contains antiseptics and fluoride, and has been used for centuries.
  • There are virtually no rivers or lakes in Saudi Arabia, but there are plenty of wadis. These are naturally occurring valleys created by the run-off of water after heavy rain. They're bone dry most of the time and then became instant torrents.
  • Before 1938, Saudi Arabia was one of the world's poorest countries with slim pickings from low-scale farming and pilgrimage income. Then it struck oil - a lot of oil, about a fifth of the world's total proven reserves. That changed things a bit...!
  • There's no written law to stop women from driving in Saudi Arabia, but you need a local licence to drive - and those are never issued to women. Effectively then, it's the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive.
  • Saudi Arabia is one of the very few countries that hasn't signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, claiming that it violates its Islamic Sharia law. Punishments include stoning, amputation and beheading by sword. Reasons to behave.
  • In Saudi Arabia oil is cheaper than water. A liter of oil costs about US$0.13, but a litre of mineral water is twice as much at US$0.26.

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