Coronavirus: UAE halts entry of all residents who are currently overseas
To avoid the spread of COVID-19, UAE has suspended the entry of all its valid visa holders, who are currently overseas, for a renewable period of two weeks effective from today (Thursday, March 19, 2020).
The development comes as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of those affected by the decision, which is subject to renewals depending on the health status measures taken due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested those holding valid UAE visas, and now staying out of the country, to pursue the following procedures:
People who are now staying in their countries of origin have to contact the UAE diplomatic missions in their respective nations for all necessary support and to streamline their return back to the UAE.
People who are currently outside the UAE for business trips have to contact their employers here as well as Emirati diplomatic missions in their host countries for all necessary support to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
People who are now on vacation have to contact UAE diplomatic missions in their respective host countries for all necessary support to facilitate their return back to the UAE.
ICA said the new decision comes as part of the preventive and precautionary measures taken to contain the spread of Covid-19. The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has urged the families and kins of those affected by the decision to get in touch with the ICA via the following contact numbers to get updated on all the measures they have to pursue:
-Landline 02 3128867- 02 3128865