Saudi modalities of facilitating the return of expats to homelands set

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development have worked out the modalities of facilitating the return of expatriates working in the Kingdom to their homelands, despite the travel ban ensuing from the precautionary measures to control the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

The Ministry, which had announced on April 1 that it was working, in coordination with a number of relevant government agencies on an extraordinary initiative that would enable some expatriate workers to return to their countries, has set out the terms and conditions to be fulfilled for the expats to be sent home.

This initiative is aimed mainly to facilitate the return of those expatriates whose contracts with their employers have come to an end.

“This initiative comes as an extension of the humanitarian stance taken by the Saudi government, as well as its keenness on meeting the needs of expatriates.

“This is also in response to the desire of some of the expatriates to return to their countries in light of the current situation arising out of the preventive and precautionary measures that have been taken to stem the spread of coronavirus,” sources in the Ministry said.