What are the Rules to Get ZamZam Water From Saudi Airports?

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 25 October 2022 Last update: Thursday، 12 January 2023
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According to Saudi laws, passengers of some airlines can take ZamZam water with them from Jeddah, Riyadh, or Dammam airports as part of the free baggage.

New limitations on taking holy ZamZam water outside of Saudi Arabia were made public as the nation tries to crack down on travelers who transport the drink out of the country by putting it in their baggage. Only travelers with valid Hajj or Umra visas are permitted to bring ZamZam water on flights leaving the country, according to the circular signed by the Executive Deputy President for Hajj and Umrah Affairs. 

The authority in charge of running Jeddah Airports declared that new guidelines for handling ZamZam must be implemented in a circular sent to all airlines using the King Abdul Aziz International Airport and ground service companies. The circular further stated that the bottle that might be transported must adhere to strict guidelines and be a standard bottle with a five-liter capacity intended for air travel.

What are the Rules to Get ZamZam Water From Saudi Airports?

Taking ZamZam Water from Saudi Airports Conditions

  • The water must be bottled by a licensed manufacturer.
  • The water bottle must be sealed.
  • Bottles of ZamZam water are not allowed as part of the checked baggage.
  • ZamZam water bottles cannot be carried in hand inside the plane.
  • Must have valid Umrah/Hajj Visa

Taking ZamZam Water from Jeddah

You can take ZamZam water if your flight is departing from the new Jeddah airport, King Abdulaziz International Airport Terminal 1. Also, passengers from the North Terminal at Jeddah Airport are allowed to carry Zamzam water, subject to the above conditions.

You can contact Jeddah Airport at 920011233 for more information.

Taking ZamZam Water from Riyadh and Dammam

Most airlines, including Saudi Arabian Airlines, Flynas, Air India, Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways, and Gulf Air, allow passengers to carry a 5-liter bottle of ZamZam water from Riyadh and Dammam airports as free baggage.

It is noteworthy that the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has banned all commercial airlines from carrying any kind of liquid including ZamZam water inside checked baggage.

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