In an aggressive measure to stop spreading coronavirus, the Saudi health ministry has announced that all Saudis and Iqama holders entering Saudi Arabia must quarantine themselves at homes for 14 days.
In this regard, all Iqama holders and Saudis who enter Saudi Arabia on the 13th March onwards from any country in the world would be eligible to apply for a mandatory medical leave of 14 days from their employers as announced by the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Health also announced that new entrants to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would be able to apply for a 14 days mandatory medical leave on the “Sehati” application through this link http://onelink.to/yjc3nj
The Ministry of Health also said that by isolating yourself at homes, you are not only protecting yourself but also to those who live around you.
What if your employer doesn’t grant you medical leave?
In case your employer is not ready to grant you 14 days mandatory medical leave, you can always call the hotline of the MOH at 937 and seek further guidance.
Saudi Arabia has already announced the closure of all international flights all around the world starting from the 15th of March.
All those iqama holders who are unable to enter Saudi Arabia due to the closure of flights would be able to extend their exit reentry visa.
Here is the tweet by the Ministry of Health to warrant our claim.
نشدد على جميع القادمين من خارج المملكة الالتزام بالحجر المنزلي لمدة ١٤ يوماً من تاريخ الدخول.
الإجازة الطبية ستكون متوفرة على تطبيق #صحتي خلال اليومين القادمين.
تحميل التطبيق من خلال الرابط : https://t.co/BnAPh0VtZR pic.twitter.com/bDyrQeQAVs
— وزارة الصحة السعودية (@SaudiMOH) March 14, 2020