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Health, Safety & Advice

British Hajj delegation is scrapped

There has been concerns for the welfare of British Hajji’s after the British Hajj Delegation was scrapped. The Delegation led by Lord Adam Patel has been has been providing medical and consular support to British nationals performing the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Up until last year the UK and France were

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Why do diseases love a good festival?

Monday 11 October 2010 – the Guardian The Lancet is holding a conference on mass gatherings and how to prevent the globalisation of infection. Appropriately, says Riazat Butt, the venue is Jeddah, gateway to the hajj Later this month the Lancet is holding a conference on mass-gathering medicine and biosecurity,

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FCO Advice for Hajjis – 2010

This year thousands of British Nationals will attend the Hajj. We hope that, like many thousands of Hajjis, you will have a trouble-free Hajj. However, if something does go wrong, the British Hajj Delegation, working with the British Consulate-General can provide you with a range of consular services. The information

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Hajj medical team for UK pilgrims scrapped

Hajj medical team for UK pilgrims scrapped – Move due to reduced demand and better Saudi healthcare rather than cost-cutting, Foreign Office says. The Foreign Office has denied scrapping its medical delegation to the Islamic annual pilgrimage as part of a cost-cutting drive, saying it made the decision because of

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Vaccinations for Hajj 2010

Recommendations and requirements issued by Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health for entry visas for the Hajj and Umra seasons in 2010 have been released Click Here —————— Update: Thursday 30/9/10 Following advice received from the Saudi Embassy in London, We can confirm that the Ministry of Hajj has yet to

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FCO – Hajj Advice 2010

This year thousands of British Nationals will attend the Hajj. We hope that, like many thousands of Hajjis, you will have a trouble-free Hajj. However, if something does go wrong, the British Hajj Delegation, working with the British Consulate-General can provide you with a range of consular services. The information

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