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UAE extends suspension of entry for valid visa holders abroad for two more weeks


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UAE extended on Thursday the suspension of entry of all valid visa holders who are outside the country for two additional weeks.

The statement reads, “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.”

Airport-75 Travellers are seen inside the Terminal 3 of the Dubai International Airport. File

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.


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Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Prevention announced 210 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the UAE, bringing the total number of cases to 1,024.

The new cases were detected upon examining people who came in contact with previously infected patients and did not adhere to preventative measures or maintain sufficient physical distance. A number of these cases resulted from international travel.

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