2022 World Cup host Qatar loosens rules for migrant workers

A model of Al-Wakrah stadium in Qatar which is hosting the FIFA 2022 World Cup. (File photo: Reuters)

Qatar has introduced long-expected reforms to policies governing its vast foreign-labor force, though the changes still require workers to seek clearance from their bosses before leaving the country.

The 2022 World Cup host nation said the new policies came into effect on Monday.

Qatar says the new policies guarantee freedom of movement, with employees generally free to leave so long as they inform their employer first.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48