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Going back to UAE? Here’s the latest procedure if you’re outside the country


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Just recently, authorities in the UAE have eradicated the application of ICA entry permits for expats with residence visas who are currently outside the country. 

In a Facebook post by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, it revealed the latest procedures for resident’s arrival from outside the country.

Below are the steps: 

Step 1: Updating data

Residents with a valid residence visa and are currently outside the country are advised to put their data (Emirates ID, passport number, and citizenship) on 

Step 2: Travelers are required to take a Covid-19 PCR test at an accredited lab. The test result may be negative for no more than 96 hours before departure. 

Step 3: Book a return ticket. 

Step 4: Present the Covid-19 negative certificate to air carriers. 

Step 5: Take a lab Covid test upon arrival. 

Step 6: Download Al Hosn Mobile app. 

Step 7: Abide by quarantine rules as per the established procedures. 

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