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Quarantine in Saudi Arabia: Expat workers to get Tk25,000 each as subsidy

  • Published at 08:05 pm June 6th, 2021
Migrant workers-Syed Zakir Hossain
File photo: Migrant workers at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The money will be sent to the bank account of the concerned worker or the nominee

The Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment has decided to provide Tk25,000 as subsidy for the Saudi Arabia-bound Bangladeshi expatriate workers to bear quarantine costs. 

Workers who stayed or will stay in compulsory institutional quarantine at their own expense from May 20, 2021, to June 30, 2021, as per Saudi Arabia government guidelines will get this subsidy money, said a media release on Sunday.

Wage Earners Welfare Board has decided to provide the money upon workers’ application.

This subsidy money will be sent to the bank account of the concerned worker or the nominee.

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The concerned employees can download the application form from – www.probashi.gov.bd, www.wewb.gov.bd, and www.bmet.gov.bd.

The form can also be collected from the Expatriate Welfare Desk at the three international airports of the country.

The form can be submitted to the Expatriate Welfare Desk at the airports from June 7.

The expatriate workers have to submit the form along with the documents mentioned in the form.

Saudi expatriate workers who have already left for the country and have completed or are completing the quarantine at their own expense must submit the relevant application form by June 30 to the Bangladesh Embassy in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, or Bangladesh Consulate General in Jeddah by post, the press release added.