• Thursday, Dec 02, 2021
  • Last Update : 01:15 am

Government to bear Covid test expenses of UAE-bound passengers

  • Published at 10:00 am October 3rd, 2021
Saudi expatriates
File photo: Saudi Arabia-bound expatriates gather in droves in front of the office of Saudia airline in the capital’s Karwan Bazar area in search of plane tickets on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Focus Bangla

Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad made the remarks at a views-exchange meeting with Bangladeshi expatriates  

The Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry will bear the expenses, which costs Tk1,600, of United Arab Emirates-bound workers undergoing Covid-19 tests at the RT-PCR laboratories of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad made the remarks at a views-exchange meeting with Bangladeshi expatriates held at the Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Saturday afternoon, reports UNB. 

During the meeting, he said: "Expatriate workers are remittance fighters of our country. Their contribution to the country's economy is undeniable,” 

"The government is working to ensure their welfare. As part of this, the ministry will pay Tk1,600 for the Covid-19 test at the airport for workers going to the UAE," the minister said.


Also Read - Biman resumes direct flights to Abu Dhabi


Earlier this week, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh received the notification of arrival approval from the UAE regarding operations of RT-PCR laboratories at the airport for Covid-19 testing of passengers bound for the country.

In early August, the UAE made it mandatory for passengers travelling to the country to carry Covid-19 negative certificates from RT-PCR tests taken within six hours of departure.

On September 6, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the ministries and the authorities concerned to immediately set up labs at the country's three international airports in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet.

On September 16, the government approved Stemz Health Care (BD) Ltd, CSBF Health Centre, AMZ Hospital, Anwar Khan Modern Medical College and Hospital, ZH Sikder Women's Medical College and Hospital, Gulshan Clinic Limited, and DMFR Molecular Lab & Diagnostics to conduct the Covid-19 tests at Dhaka airport.

76
Facebook 76
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail