The government has decided to give Tk25,000 to every Bangladeshi worker for required on-arrival hotel quarantine stays in Saudi arabia.
The development came with Saudi Arabia issuing a travel advisory last month for workers from some countries, including Bangladesh, making it mandatory for them to stay in hotel quarantine upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.
A Thursday press statement issued by the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment, said all Saudi-bound Bangladeshi workers registered with the Wage Earners' Welfare Board or having BMET cards, will be eligible to avail this compensation.
All Bangladeshi migrant workers who were or will be in institutional quarantine after travelling from Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia from 20 May to 30 June this year, will be considered for this compensation, the media statement read.
New Bangladeshi workers who travel to the Middle Eastern country for the first time, would also be able to receive this compensation.
The financial aid will be provided from the Wage Earners' Welfare Fund and will be sent to the bank accounts of these workers or their nominated persons.