Saudi authorities decide not to charge any fee or fine as a relief for exiting Sri Lankan migrant workers

Saudi authorities decide not to charge any fee or fine as a relief for exiting Sri Lankan migrant workers

Saudi authorities decide not to charge any fee or fine as a relief for exiting Sri Lankan migrant workers

Written by Staff Writer

07 Sep, 2020 | 9:40 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Saudi authorities have decided not to charge any fee or fine as a relief for exiting Sri Lankan migrant workers.

The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has offered that any Sri Lankan migrant worker, with valid or expired visit visas of all kinds, re-entry visa or final exit visa, who could not depart the Kingdom during the visa validity period due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be permitted to leave the Kingdom through the Immigration points of the airports upon their departure without being charged any fees or fines, a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The release added that this is a temporary measure taken by the Saudi Government given the circumstances faced by the Sri Lankan migrant workers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This decision of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides significant relief
to the Sri Lankan migrant workers who are currently in the process of repatriation,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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