The current temporary suspension of entry for UAE residents who are stuck abroad has been extended for another 2 weeks. This was shared in an announcement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC). This decision was made as part of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Currently, UAE Airports have been closed and although there are a few limited passenger flights, these are basically outbound flights from Dubai to selected destinations.
Entry for UAE expats are still suspended for 14 days and subject to renewal. So to those who are currently outside the UAE, please be advised of this news update. You are also advised to register in the Tawajudi Service which is a service meant for UAE expats stuck abroad to facilitate the safe return.
This announcement was made recently and this is definitely a critical time for everyone. Please stay tuned if there are any updates or changes on the flight and entry policies.
Please see the post from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on their Twitter account:
UAE renews entry suspension for foreign nationals holding valid UAE residence visas for two weeks.https://t.co/BsWVvLkEn9
— وزارة الخارجية والتعاون الدولي (@MoFAICUAE) April 2, 2020
Below is the full statement:
UAE renews entry suspension for foreign nationals holding valid UAE residence visas for two weeks
The UAE has decided to renew, from today and for a renewable period of two weeks, the suspension of entry of all foreign nationals holding valid UAE residence visa, in a bid to contain the spread the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure their safety.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested those holding valid UAE visas, and now staying abroad, to register in the ‘Tawajudi for Residents” Service which has been recently launched through MoFAIC’s website to facilitate their safe return to the UAE in emergency situations.