Saudi Arabia decides not to charge any fine as a relief for exiting SL migrant workers

Sep 08, 2020 (LBO) – 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.

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.