Pos Malaysia offers luggage shipping service to umrah pilgrims


Pos Malaysia Bhd is offering a luggage shipping service to Malaysians performing the umrah pilgrimage from Jan 1, 2020 to facilitate their return to Malaysia.

Group chief executive officer Syed Md Najid Syed Md Noor said the service provides an easy, worry-free option for Malaysians who have performed their umrah.

“With the extension of our luggage services to Madinah, Malaysian pilgrims can use this service to facilitate the shipping of their luggage home.

“It could help reduce the burden on them, enabling them to avoid costly excess luggage fees,” he said in a statement today.

Pos Malaysia charges SR/RM20 for each kilogramme of luggage for shipping to Peninsular Malaysia and SR/RM25 for each kilogramme to Sabah and Sarawak.

He said pilgrims may pay cash in Riyal Saudi for shipping from Makkah and Madinah, or pay when their luggage is received in Malaysia.

A packaging service is also provided, with charges ranging from SR8 for a small box to SR10 for a medium-sized box and SR12 for a large box.

Pos Malaysia will pick up the pilgrims’ luggage by appointment until a permanent counter is set up, the statement added.