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Saudi Announces To Issue Free Visas For Scientists

Riyadh (February 20, 2018) Saudi Arabia have decided to take special initiative for the betterment in the health sector and in this regard, they will issue free visas for foreign scientists and experts, media reports said on Tuesday.

Saudi’s Secretary general for Health Council Ahmed Al Aamiri praised the decision made by the cabinet last week, News agency reported.

Aamiri said the new visa policy was approved as part of various health initiatives suggested by the council to promote the health sector.The new visa, which will be provided only to those who have proven their competency in different fields, is expected to attract top foreign experts who will take part in the research programmes in the Kingdom.

The experts, especially health specialists, could contribute to the major steps the kingdom has been taking to implement various reforms.

Especially, they will help Saudi deal with serious medical issues, including preventing the spread of contagious diseases such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus that caused many deaths since 2012.

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