The countries that are part of the ‘Road to Makkah’ initiative include Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Morocco.
It has been four years since Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior started the “Road to Makkah” project for the first time in 2019, and it has now taken place in Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Morocco, and Bangladesh.
The “Road to Makkah” project, according to the ministry, strives to make it as simple as possible for pilgrims to arrive in Makkah and complete their procedures from their respective countries.
According to a report in the Saudi Gazette, the process begins with issuing the visa online, gathering biometric data, and then completing all passport formalities at the airport of the country of departure.
Additionally, pilgrims’ luggage is coded and sorted to be sent to their residence in the Kingdom.
Upon arrival, they board designated buses that carry them to their residences in Makkah and Madinah, while service authorities deliver their bags to their residence.