In the wake of easing restrictions that were put in place to stop the spread of Corona Virus disease. The Bahrain airport authorities have made a new announcement. Starting September 4th, 2020, Bahraini citizens, residents, GCC nationals and citizens, and those eligible for visas on arrival are now allowed to enter the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia has announced that effective January 2021, expat workers will be banned from working in 117 professions across the engineering sector. The Saudi Council of Engineers has confirmed that foreign engineers with less than five years of experience will no longer be recruited.
Saudi citizens will also be asked to report suspected fraud through the Ministry of Commerce and Investment via an online portal. The order also stipulated that a number of ministries and authorities, including the ministries of commerce, human resources and social development, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), the General Authority for Zakat and Income, and others will coordinate to issue business licenses and manpower visas.
The Saudi renewable sector is projected to create 750000 jobs over the next decade. The government is supporting technology transfers in the sustainable energy sectors. This is in line with the Kingdom's plan to generate half of its energy requirements by alternative resources.
Employers can now apply for new work visas for non-resident employees. However, the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has implemented a new mechanism for the employment of expatriate workers.