Further measures announced today by the UAE authorities in response to COVID-19
  • By Charles Laubach and Kanan Kasuya, 19 March 2020

     
    Corporate and Commercial / COVID-19

     

    This serves as an update to the section “Restriction on Travel / Transportation” in our inBrief (Recent measures implemented by the UAE authorities in response to COVID-19) dated 18 March 2020. 
    The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFA) has announced:
    1. With effect from 01:00 (UAE time) on Thursday 19 March 2020, the temporary suspension on UAE entry visas now also applies to holders of passports from visa-exempt countries. The suspension on holders of passports from visa-exempt countries shall continue until a medical clearance process is activated in the country of departure. Diplomatic passport holders remain exempt from this suspension as of now. 
    2. With effect from 12:00 (UAE time) on Thursday 19 March 2020, holders of valid UAE visas currently outside of the UAE will not be able to enter the UAE for a renewable period of two weeks. They are requested to contact the UAE diplomatic missions in their current locations for the necessary support to facilitate their entry into the UAE. 

    This serves as an update to the section “Restriction on Travel / Transportation” in our inBrief (Recent measures implemented by the UAE authorities in response to COVID-19) dated 18 March 2020. 

    The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFA) has announced:

    1. With effect from 01:00 (UAE time) on Thursday 19 March 2020, the temporary suspension on UAE entry visas now also applies to holders of passports from visa-exempt countries. The suspension on holders of passports from visa-exempt countries shall continue until a medical clearance process is activated in the country of departure. Diplomatic passport holders remain exempt from this suspension as of now. 

    2. With effect from 12:00 (UAE time) on Thursday 19 March 2020, holders of valid UAE visas currently outside of the UAE will not be able to enter the UAE for a renewable period of two weeks. They are requested to contact the UAE diplomatic missions in their current locations for the necessary support to facilitate their entry into the UAE. 

     

     
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