Muscat Oman
An empty neighbourhood is pictured in the Omani capital Muscat. Image Credit: AFP

Oman’s Ministry of Labour said expatriates leaving Oman do not have to pay the fines they have accumulated during their residency in the Sultanate, provided they leave the country permanently.

The rule is valid until the end of the year and is in line with the decisions issued by the Supreme Committee for Tackling COVID-19.

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“Expatriates will be exempted from fees and fines resulting from work permits for non-Omani workforce, provided that they leave the Sultanate for good,” the ministry said in a statement.

“Private sector firms are also allowed to terminate the contracts of their non-Omani employees, as long as these establishments commit to pay all workers’ dues and that they will leave the Sultanate forever,” the ministry added.