The UAE has suspended, effective March 17, all visas to all foreigners, with the exception of diplomatic passport holders.
The Ministry of Interior has recently started issuing machine-readable or ePassports for citizens in accordance with the technical and security requirements issued by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
The authorities said there would be a fine of Dhs50 for each day after the expiration of the grace period, according to the Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, Customs and Ports Security.
The process passes through three steps, which start by booking an appointment with the preferred hospital. The hospital will then submit your details to the authorities to process your visa.
Saudi Press Agency said that citizens of any country who hold one of the three visas, and who are travelling on one of the country’s national carriers — Saudia, Flynas or Flyadeal — can now receive a 12-month tourism visa on arrival.
The Saudi General Directorate of Passports said the extension comes upon directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. The extension will be automatic without the need to visit the migration authorities.
The ICP issues an entry visit visa for the purpose of tourism, and the guarantor or host within the country must be one of the tourist companies, after paying the prescribed fees and financial guarantee.
Entry to Tajikistan for tourism is currently suspended because of the conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Abu Dhabi has issued fresh guidelines for Indian travelling to the UAE. The emirate said that Indian passengers holding visas issued by other Emirates can enter Abu Dhabi by adhering to the protocols.