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The Road to Makkah initiative is a Saudi Arabian program launched in 2019 by the Ministry of Hajj & Umrah to enhance the immigration process for pilgrims traveling to Makkah. It aims to streamline and expedite the entry procedures for Hajj pilgrims from specific countries, namely Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Morocco, and Bangladesh.

The Road to Makkah initiative is a part of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing efforts to improve the overall experience of the Hajj pilgrimage and make it more convenient and efficient for pilgrims. By implementing this initiative, Saudi Arabia seeks to alleviate the challenges faced by pilgrims during their journey to Mecca.

One of the primary advantages of the Road to Makkah initiative is that it allows pilgrims to complete their immigration requirements at their home country’s airport before departing for Saudi Arabia. This significant step reduces the processing time and paperwork upon arrival in the kingdom, saving pilgrims valuable hours. As a result, pilgrims can enter the country smoothly without having to go through additional immigration procedures.

The initiative has been met with positive feedback from many pilgrims who have experienced a more streamlined and hassle-free immigration process. The Road to Makkah initiative has been praised for simplifying the entry procedures, making the journey to the holy city of Makkah more convenient and enjoyable for the pilgrims.