UAE Bans All Travel Into or Out of the Country

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has completely suspended the entry of visitors, nationals and working visa holders for two weeks in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, an official notification said.

The notification will come into effect from today, March 19, and will be valid until the first week of April. The country has also banned its citizens from traveling abroad. Those who have recently returned are in 14-day mandatory quarantine.

This is a precautionary measure subject to renewal based on the health status measures taken due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.


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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory for people with any type of UAE visas, now staying out of the country. Here is the procedure to follow:

– People with a visit visa now staying in the country of origin should contact UAE embassies in their respective countries to streamline their return.

– Working visa holders currently outside the country should contact their employers as well as the UAE diplomatic missions in their respective nations for all necessary support.


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– Those on vacations should also approach to UAE missions in their host countries to discuss their return to the UAE.

Moreover, the government has asked the families of those affected by this decision to get in touch with Identity and Citizenship (ICA) to stay updated about their loved ones’ return.

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