No Iqama Renewal Without This Test

Most of Expatriates having origin of African countries usually carries HIV virus which will be fatal if they came in to Saudi Arabia. From now it is mandatory for 10 Countries nationalist to perform Health Check on Each iqama renewal in which HIV test is mandatory. Madinah Newspaper Quoted.

The list of Countries is published by Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia:

  • Sudan
  • Ethopia
  • Kenya
  • Somalia
  • Thailand
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Vietnam
  • Dijbouti
  • Eritrea

Some Profession that were usually to do with direct contact of other Human such as Domestic Workers, baby sitters, barbers, drivers, medical and health facility, recovery centers, social care, diagnostic staff need Hepatitis Vaccination on each iqama renewal.