Expatriates workers show their passport as they wait for tokens of tickets near the office of Saudi airlines in Karwan Bazar, Dhaka on 4 October 2020
Expatriates workers show their passport as they wait for tokens of tickets near the office of Saudi airlines in Karwan Bazar, Dhaka on 4 October 2020Prothom Alo file photo

The government of Saudi Arabia has extended validity of visa for Bangladeshi expatriate workers until 30 October, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said on Wednesday.

The Bangladeshi expatriate workers, who got stuck due to novel coronavirus outbreak in the country after returning, have already started to return to their workplaces in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi government has so far extended the validity of Iqama and visa validity for Bangladesh citizens several times at the request of Bangladesh, reports news agency UNB.

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The oil-rich kingdom is the most popular destination for migrant workers from Bangladesh.

Last year, Bangladeshi migrants sent back US$ 18.355 billion. Of the amount, $3.647 billion (19.87 per cent) was sent from Saudi Arabia.