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The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced that it has resumed issuing entry permits into the country, commencing today, 24th September 2020.
The Authority added that however, work permits are still on hold at this stage.
The resumption of this service is within the framework of easing restrictions and strengthening the state's efforts towards supporting recovery plans of the country's tourism sector and economy.
The Authority stated that the decision also follows the precautionary measures undertaken by the travel industry to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The decision to suspend the issuance of visas was put in place in March, with the exception of diplomatic passport holders, as part of the country's efforts to combat the spread of the virus.
All residence visa holders returning to Dubai must get a return approval from General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai
Only a couple of hundreds among US citizens in the UAE want to go back home as they may have personal commitments, especially during summer time, John Rakolta, the US Ambassador to the UAE, told WAM, in a telephone interview.
As of Sunday, the Authority will start receiving applications for renewal of ID cards and visas applications that expired during March and April. For applications that expired in in May, it will begin accepting them on Aug.8, 2020.
With this step, the UAE continues to enhance its attractiveness by modernizing and expanding its residency and entry visa options in line with enhancing its global competitiveness in attracting investors, entrepreneurs, and scientific competencies, and enhancing its position as a leading tourist destination in the region and the world.
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