Jeddah: Foreign teachers have been allowed to return to Saudi Arabia. The teachers of private and international schools in Saudi Arabia were granted permission by the concerned department.
Only those who underwent COVID PCR test within 48 hours of the journey and obtained negative results will be allowed to return to the country. These teachers should also serve 14 days in quarantine after reaching Saudi Arabia, the official sources informed.
Saudi Arabia's education minister Dr Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sheik had contacted health minister Dr. Tawfig AlRabiah regarding return of the foreign teachers working in various schools in the country.
The foreign teachers are allowed to come back as the authorities are planning to reopen schools if the situation turned favourable and the absence of teachers can affect the academic activities in the educational institutions.