DOHA, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Expatriate workers in Qatar have begun to leave the country on Sunday as Qatar has allowed most migrant workers to leave the country without an exit permit, local media reported on Monday.
Under the new law, up to 95 percent of a company's workforce in Qatar can leave without having to obtain such a permit.
However, employers in Qatar can still submit names of workers for whom a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) would be required before permitting them to leave the country.
Qatar, the host for the coming World Cup 2022, has a massive number of workers from countries such as India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Qatar has set a new standard of workers' rights in the Gulf region, in particular, after being under blockade.
Last June, a Saudi-led alliance launched a diplomatic and transport blockade on Qatar, accusing it of cozying up to Iran and supporting terrorism, which Doha denies.