You may not fully understand how or why we Filipinos would react to such, as you were not exposed to the kind of difficulties we have here in the Philippines.
After all these horrible things that are happening there in K.S.A. , they'd require it now. It used to be quickest path to earn to help families economically(than staying here in the Philippines and working as a nurse). It's another closed avenue then for the majority of Filipino nurses...
Actually, for me, it would work well, because through that, we can somehow discourage Christians from going into a place where they cannot practice their religion(sacrificing faith for money).
Sorry, wrong statement, I was being too emotional with what happened to that Filipino who got whipped due to the practice of faith...Good riddance to KSA as an option for nurses!
May KSA also require IELTS soon...
I have changed my view and consider it as the BEST move of the century by the Saudi Arabian government and their ministry of health.
Yes, you are right, a nation should safeguard its citizen at all costs.