Expats can apply for subsidy for quarantine in S Arabia

Those who missed flights can renew tickets without additional fees

Staff Correspondent

7 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladeshi migrant workers can apply for government subsidy from today to meet the expense for hotel quarantine after flying back to Saudi Arabia.

Based on the application, the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment from the Wage Earners Welfare Board will deposit Tk 25,000 to the bank account of the expatriate worker or their nominated person.

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment secretary Ahmed Munirush Salehin said, “The migrant workers can download the application form from our websites or the expatriate welfare desks located in our international airports from June 7.”

 “Besides, workers who have already left for Saudi Arabia and completed, or are doing quarantine at their own expense, have to fill out the relevant application form following same rule and submit it by post to the Embassy of Bangladesh in Riyadh or the Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah by June 30,” he added.

The applicants can also visit the website of the Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment www.probashi.gov.bd, or the website of Wage Earners Welfare Board www.wewb.gov.bd, or the website of Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) www.bmet.gov.bd to download the application form.

The ministry has advised the workers to contact the Quick Response Team if they face any difficulty in this regard.