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Covid-19: Saudi Arabia begins refunding visas

The cancellation and refunding of stamped visas will be considered effective from March 18

Covid-19: Saudi Arabia begins refunding visas

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Saudi Arabia has begun refunding work visas fees after cancelling the visas or foreigners who were unable to travel to the country amid Covid-19 restrictions, according to local media.

According to Saudi Gazette, the cancellation and refunding of the stamped visas will be considered effective from the data a royal decree was issued about the matter on March 18.

The newspaper said that “several Saudi diplomatic missions abroad granted visas for workers for the private sector and their passports were stamped.”

“But the workers were not able to travel to the kingdom due to the suspension of flight services as part of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus,” the newspaper said.

The initiative is being implemented by the kingdom’s National Information Centre along with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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