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On any journey it is stressful to ensure your travel money is kept safe, and for pilgrims heading off for Hajj and Umrah it is no different. You can help keep your money secure, in a safer and convenient manner, by following the advice below:

Cash

Hajj and Umrah are perhaps among some of the world’s most challenging journeys. The annual pilgrimage sees millions of people gather from around the world, and in such a crowded place, carrying significant amounts of cash is not advised.

Carrying small amounts of money to help with transport, food, etc. are fine, but anything greater should be avoided.

Debit or Credit Cards

Debit or credit cards are a much better and add a layer of security for pilgrims with the new chip and pin system, as well as being able to report them as stolen to your banks (in the worst case scenario).

Debit or credit cards are ideal whenever you run out of cash, or the need for money arises, as you can easily withdraw the amount required from the scores of ATMs that are around the Haram and surrounding areas.

Debit cards also offer incentives when used for transactions, with excellent interbank exchange rates available, reward points offered on each purchase, as well as discount offers being available from the issuing bank.

Although, it is worth noting that credit and debit cards may charge for transactions or withdrawals when abroad. Always check with your bank before you travel.

Forex Cards

Many banks and financial institutions have introduced a special banking card specifically designed for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.

The new Forex cards are widely considered to be the safest and most convenient way to carry money during Hajj and Umrah. These cards are PIN-protected and can be used for online and physical payments, as well as withdrawing cash from the ATMs abroad at lower rates than traditional debit or credit cards.

The biggest advantage of carrying the Hajj Umrah Forex card is that pilgrims will be protected from any currency rate fluctuations. This is because the exchange rates are pre-agreed and locked-in when money is ‘loaded’ onto the card.

You can also keep adding cash from anywhere in the world, and the service offers 24/7 tracking and transactional logs through online banking. The card also provides free insurance in case of unfortunate events and provides an active 24/7 customer service.

Traveller’s Cheque

The traveler’s cheque was often considered as a pilgrim’s favoured method pf keeping their money secure. They are safe as they are not linked to the any bank account, and are accepted almost everywhere.

The traveler’s cheque was often considered as a pilgrim’s favoured method pf keeping their money secure. They are safe as they are not linked to the any bank account, and are accepted almost everywhere.

Here at Sara International Travel we understand the necessity for delivering the best Hajj and Umrah trip for our pilgrims. Through great care and personal attention, our Hajj and Umrah experiences aim to deliver hassle-free trips that focus on making you comfortable as possible with our verified Hajj Packages and Umrah Packages across the UK.

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