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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work on easing travel restrictions

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work on easing travel restrictions

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work on easing travel restrictions

– Pakistan and Saudi Arabia discussed COVID-19 travel restrictions on Tuesday, stranding approximately 400,000 Pakistani employees at home.

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work on easing travel restrictions

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work on easing travel restrictions

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud is in Pakistan on a one-day visit.

 

Al Saud is the first high-profile Saudi official to visit Pakistan since the start of the year.

 

His Pakistani colleague Shah Mehmood Qureshi said at a joint press conference in Islamabad that travel restrictions have stranded about 400,000 Pakistani employees in Saudi Arabia.

 

“They have problems, you know the travel limitations and vaccine issues,” he added.

 

As a result, anyone entering without one of the approved AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccinations must be quarantined, a cost many Pakistani employees claim they cannot afford.

 

However, Al Saud claimed his government had provided COVID-19 injections to 1.7 million Pakistani employees.

 

Saudi Arabia’s Pakistani labor provides $7 billion annually, or a fourth of total remittances.

 

“We discussed the problems faced by COVID-19. Our efforts are focused on overcoming the obstacles created by it “He stated.

 

Those seeking a Pfizer/BioNTech or AstraZeneca COVID injection to work in Saudi Arabia have staged violent demonstrations, assaulting immunization clinics. L2N2OA1Y6

 

AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines, which Pakistan has limited supply of through the COVAX system, are now available to anyone under 40 who must go overseas for work.

 

 

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