The UAE government confirmed that entry to the country is suspended for all valid visa holders who are currently out of the country for two weeks.
The decision takes effect from 12pm, Thursday, March 19, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
The move is part of the country’s precautionary to ensure the safety of those affected by the decision, and is subject to renewals depending on the health status measures taken due to the novel coronavirus.
Those who hold a valid visa and are currently outside the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation requests must do the following:
-Those 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.
-Those who are currently outside the UAE for business considerations 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.
-Those 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.
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