British Embassy launches Twitter Hajj awareness campaign

The British Embassy in Riyadh has launched a Twitter awareness campaign for British pilgrims coming to perform Hajj.

The Twitter campaign also included live Twitter Q&A on Monday, to inform British pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia about the facilities provided by local authorities and consular help and assistance available to them. Ambassador Simon Collis told Saudi Gazette: The annual Hajj pilgrimage is one of the largest gatherings of Muslims in the world, with almost 24,000 British nationals visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during this time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and commend the efforts of the Ministry of Hajj for all the arrangements they make.

The campaign also included Twitter posters with tips, detailed information. A press release also issued to UK media around consular assistance to British pilgrims. The Embassy encouraged travelers to follow #HajjiUK and send their questions to @UKinSaudiArabia on Twitter. Also that all pilgrims to plan ahead before departing and to check the requirements set out by the Saudi government to ensure a safe and trouble free Hajj. The consular help posted advices to pilgrims regarding the pre-procedures and the requirements. The consular staff dedicated a 24-hour helpline that pilgrims would contact in the case of emergencies during the Hajjj, on: +966 5010 04268.

Source: International Islamic News Agency