By Innovation-sa on February 26, 2018 in News

In a move to upgrade the Kingdom’s health sector, Saudi Arabia will be granting visas free of charge to foreign scientists and health specialists, stated media reports.

Ahmed Al Aamiri, Secretary General of the Saudi Health Council praised the cabinet’s decision and added that the decision to allow free visas to foreign scientists was approved as part of several health initiatives suggested by the council to promote the health sector.

The new visa policy is expected to attract foreign scientists to be part of research programmes in the Kingdom and contribute to major health reforms in the Kingdom’s medical sector. However, visas will only be provided to those who have proven their competency in their respective fields and have a successful track record.