KATHMANDU: In what could be seen as a much-needed relief for Nepali migrant workers, Saudi Arabia said that it would allow the entry of Nepali migrants who have inoculated vaccines against Covid-19 from August 9.
The Saudi government has decided to allow entry to only those migrant workers who have received both doses
against COVID vaccine.
Saudi Arabia has given approval only to J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines.
Earlier, the Gulf kingdom had imposed strict rules, barring entry to unvaccinated migrant workers from various countries. The Saudi government imposed the restrictions as a precautionary measure against covid-19.
The Interior Ministry of Saudi Arabia made the decision on Monday, according to Saudi Press Agency.
The Saudi government made the decision following the decline in infections in the recent weeks.
Saudi Arabia had imposed a travel ban from May 17.