Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Health Announces 14 days Mandatory Medical Leave for Saudi Expats Coming to KSA

Every day the situation of the Coronavirus becomes worst. Another hour, another minute Coronavirus (Covid-19) has become the biggest headline with rapidly changing economic, social, and mental challenges around the globe.

With countries like china known as 3rd superpower is feeling helpless and trying its best to combat the deadly disease, other countries believe in taking the necessary precautionary steps to avoid the incidence of the lethal virus in the country. Saudi Arabia is very keen on protecting its citizens from coronavirus, which is depicted by the various statements and orders passed by the authorities over a while, from restricting traveling to avoiding gathering at mosques.

Recently the country gave 72 hours for Saudi expats and citizens to come back to the Kingdom. We have highlighted in our previous article how the country has given flexibility for the travelers to reach the Kingdom as per convenience without wasting an extra penny. However, a new order has been passed regarding travelers. What is it about? Read all about it in the article below.

The Recent Announcement by the Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has just announced that,

All Saudi expats who are coming from outside the Kingdom must adhere to home isolation for 14 days, and this applies to everyone who entered the country from the date of March 13, 2020.



How to Apply for Mandatory Medical Leave of 14 days

The Ministry of health has also launched a mobile application for Saudi expats who are coming to Saudi Arabia would be able to apply for 14 days of mandatory medical leave through “Sehati” application. To download the application Click here

What if your Employer doesn’t Allow you 14 Days of Medical Leave

In case if your employer doesn’t grant you 14 days mandatory medical leave, you can call the hotline numbers of Ministry of Health 937.

Can Saudi Iqama holders extend their Exit Re-Entry

All Saudi expats who are unable to return back to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to the unavailability of flights would be able to extend their exit re-entry only for 7 days through Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Just remember that your employer can only extend the exit re-entry for the Saudi expats.

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