Bangladesh gets good news from Oman


After Saudi Arabia, Oman has announced to open its border for the Bangladeshi expatriates who have been stuck amid flight suspension due to Covid-19 pandemic.

 “Oman sent us a note verbal today, saying that all stranded Bangladeshi workers, employed in Oman, can enter its territory without obligation of having no objection certificate from October 1,” Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen told reporters on Thursday at his office.

 “Another good news,” he said as it comes a day after Saudi Arabia’s announcement that Bangladeshis can join work.

 The foreign minister said the Oman-bound expats will have to show only their valid passports, valid Oman residency IDs and Covid-19 negative PCR test results certificates.

 They will have to agree to go for a 14-day mandatory quarantine after entering Oman.

 “We are trying to facilitate returning all stranded Bangladeshi expatriate workers to their respective host countries,” he said, “We are in good shape”.