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No extra fee or fine for Lankan workers departing KSA

The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia states 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 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 currently in the process of repatriation.

This decision also signifies the strong bilateral relations that the two countries currently enjoy and underlines the proactive engagement that the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Riyadh have with the Saudi authorities.

The Government of Sri Lanka expresses its appreciation to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for extending their assistance in facilitating welfare measures to the Sri Lankan migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic period.


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