Jordan to allow stranded Egyptian workers return to the country and resume work

Jordan to allow stranded Egyptian workers return to the country and resume work
The returnees will be subject to immediate medical exams upon arriving in Jordan. (File/AFP)
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Updated 17 September 2020

Jordan to allow stranded Egyptian workers return to the country and resume work

Jordan to allow stranded Egyptian workers return to the country and resume work
  • It applies to Egyptian expatriates who were on leave before March 18, and whose work permits have expired

DUBAI: Egyptian workers who were stranded overseas because of the coronavirus pandemic will soon be allowed to return to Jordan, the country’s Ministry of Labor said, as reported by state news agency Petra.
The announcement covers Egyptian expatriates who were on leave before March 18, and whose work permits have expired. It will be implemented by Sept. 27.
Jordanian Minister of Labor Nidal Bataineh said employers were responsible for the work permit renewal process, which includes paying all required fees and submitting requests to the relevant labor office.
The returnees will be subject to immediate medical exams upon arriving in Jordan.