Jun 28, The Saudi government has issued exit visas for 135 Nepalis working illegally in Saudi Arabia without renewing their Akama.
After being detained in Saudi Arabia, they are now set to return home. According to the embassy in Riyadh and the consulate in Jeddah, the number of people filling out exit visa forms is more than 2600. The embassy in Riyadh has made public the list of Nepalis receiving exit visas on its Facebook page. Necessary work is being done for the remaining exit visas.
An exit visa holder must leave Saudi Arabia within 60 days of the issuance of the visa.
There are about 315,000 Nepalis working legally in Saudi Arabia. The number of Nepali Himal Airlines and Nepal Airlines returning home from charter flights due to corona virus is increasing. So far, 1217 people have returned home and the bodies of 18 people who died in the line of duty have been sent to Nepal.
Despite the lifting of the curfew by the Saudi government, the number of infected people has reached 178,504 and 122,178 have been cured. 1541 people have died. The Nepali embassy in Saudi Arabia had recently reported that 1,364 Nepalis working in Saudi Arabia had been infected with the corona virus and seven had died.