Expatriates can go back Oman from Oct 1...

Dhaka, Tuesday   27 October 2020

Expatriates can go back Oman from Oct 1

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:46 PM, 24 September 2020  

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Bangladeshi expatriates stranded due to coronavirus have been barred from going to Oman. Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen said, from October 1, those who want can go to Oman. No conditions or no objection certificate from embassy will be required for this.

"I have good news today," the foreign minister said in his office on Thursday. “Oman expatriates who have been stranded in the country can now go to Oman safely. The government of Oman has stated in a note that as many Bangladeshis have been stranded in the country, if they want to return to Oman now, they will be able from October 1.”

He added, however, that expatriates would need a valid visa, passport and COVID-19 PCR test certificate. Besides, after returning to Oman, you have to stay in the quarantine for 14 days.

The Foreign Minister said that due to Covid-19, expatriates from many countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Oman have been stranded in the country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in talks with all the countries so that the expatriates can return to all those countries. There is good news from Saudi Arabia. He hoped that positive news would come from other countries as well.

The minister urged the expatriates to be patient in this regard.