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Expatriate Workers to Withdraw Social Security Benefits Before Leaving Kingdom

Date Enacted: April 2020
Country: Jordan

The Minister of Labour announced that “[e]xpatriate workers . . . who are wishing to leave the Kingdom against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to withdraw their social security benefits before departure.” Additionally, given the pandemic, “any fines and fees related to work permits” were to be “waivered upon leaving the country” including for “those who work illegally.”