The exit visa system required foreign workers to obtain permission from their employers to leave the country. In 2018, Qatar announced that it had abolished the exit visa system for a majority of workers or 95% of the entire foreign workforce.

About two million foreign workers work in Qatar. Many of them are involved in projects related to the. 2022 World Cup. Other reforms have been implemented such as the introduction of a minimum wage of 750 riyals (about 200 American dollars).


Ahmed Naser is a UK-based journalist with a deep understanding of the Middle East. Ahmed is a contributor to a wide range of regional publications in the Middle East. He works across print and digital media as a freelance editor and writer.

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