Though most Australian states have allowed quarantine-free visits from New Zealand residents since late last year, New Zealand had enforced isolation for arrivals from its neighbour, citing concerns about sporadic virus outbreaks there.
With close follow-up from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the UAE Embassy in Tunisia and with the continuous coordination of the Operation Centre at the Ministry with competent authorities, Tunisian dentist Raya Bint Al Sobhi returned to the UAE where she was reunited with her 2-month-old and 5-year-old children, after being unable to return due to flight suspension amid the COVID-19 crisis.
In a kind gesture to reunite a family, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, directed to facilitate the return of two Syrian parents to the UAE after they had been stranded in Bosnia following closure of the world’s airports.
After restrictions on flights due to covid-19 were eased off in Dubai, a mother will soon be reunited with her son who was abducted by his father.
"It was nothing short of a miracle and the realisation of an impossible dream. We thank the UAE for their great support in arranging the reunion. This is an example of the UAE’s humanitarian approach, as well as of its noble values of tolerance and coexistence," they stressed, adding that it is a model for the whole world to emulate.
Following intensive investigations in the area, the police managed to identify the man’s family and where he lived, Bushehab said.
In April a businessman posted a video of Kuddus on Facebook, appealing for help finding his parents. A distant relative spotted the post and informed Kuddus that his mother was still alive.