Move to return workers to Bahrain underway
Bahrain has agreed to allow 161 stranded Bangladeshi workers back to Bahrain under a special arrangement after six months of Bangladesh's request.
Bangladesh Embassy in Manama has requested the Bangladeshis, who remain out of the list, not to get frustrated but try to convince their sponsors in Bahrain for their re-entry.
"It's unfortunate that most of the sponsors are not willing to bring them (Bangladeshi workers) back to Bahrain (due to Covid-related economic problem)," said Bangladesh Ambassador to Bahrain Dr Md Nazrul Islam in a Facebook live recently, noting that the number that remains out of the approved list is over 800.
He said the embassy will inform all if the Bahrain government allows more Bangladeshis to return to Bahrain.
The ambassador said no decision has been made yet regarding opening of new visas. "We are working on that."
It was announced that the sponsors who are trying to bring their stranded 161 Bangladeshi workers back to Bahrain can follow the prescribed procedure to avoid facing the difficulties in the e-visa platform.
The sponsors who have business accounts with the immigration can directly use the e-visa platform, said the embassy.
The sponsors who do not have a business account with the immigration can apply for a visit visa in person with the necessary documents on behalf of their workers.