Posted by : Aahil Shaik Thursday, June 4, 2020

Awdah Initiative helps 12,798 Expatriates to return to their Home countries from Saudi Arabia

Awdah (Return) initiative from Saudi Arabia has repatriated 12,798 expatriates from 29 Shaban to 11 Shawwal from different nationalities, who wished to return to their home countries after the corona virus pandemic, which force all airports around the world to suspend flights.

'Awdah' launched from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with an aim of helping resident expatriates in the Kingdom to travel to their home countries despite of suspension of international flights.

According to the source, About 178,452 people have registered to be part of Awdah from 22nd April to 3rd June, reports Saudi Press Agency. This service offers to residents who holds exit re-entry visas, final exit visas and those on visit visas.

- Expatriates in Saudi Arabia can register for repatriation through the Absher by entering Iqama number, date of birth, mobile number, departure city and name of the airport in home country.

- The Foreign Ministry is working together with Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, General Authority of Civil Aviation and other government departments to repatriate expats from Kingdom to their home countries.

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