The UAE has banned the entry of all valid visa holders, who are currently out of the country.
The ban is currently for a period of two weeks effective noon on Thursday, March 19, due to the spread of COVID-19. The development comes as a precautionary measure for the safety of those affected by the decision, which is subject to renewals depending on the health measures taken due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Those currently in their countries of origin should contact the UAE diplomatic missions in their respective countries for all necessary support and to streamline their return to the UAE.
Those currently outside the UAE for business should contact their employers here as well as Emirati diplomatic missions in their host countries for all necessary support to facilitate their return to the UAE. Those currently on vacation should contact the UAE diplomatic mission in their respective host countries for all necessary support to facilitate their return to the UAE.