The UAE has suspended the return of all residents holding valid UAE visas, and currently outside the country, for a renewable period of two weeks effective from Thursday, March 19, due to the spread of COVID-19.
An opinion poll has been launched to measure the current and expected impact of the Corona pandemic on the social and living conditions of the emirate’s citizens and residents, with their various groups and nationalities.
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.
Khamis Al Suwaidi, Head of Suburbs and Villages Affairs Department, on Wednesday announced a campaign of free COVID-19 screening for the residents and citizens of the suburbs of Sharjah.
Residents have been urged to regularly maintain electrical systems and keep all inflammable items in safe places.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) has affirmed that the entry permit for UAE residents abroad has a validity period of 21 days from the date of issuance of the permit, during which an airway ticket can be booked at any time during the validity period. The FAIC, however, emphasised the necessity not to buy or book airway tickets before obtaining the entry permit.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said, 'Dubai Customs’ initiative to give flowers to passengers arriving from Beirut on Saturday is a glowing example of the care, concern and spirit of kindness that is at the heart of the aviation community here.'
The Emirates Foundation, through “Takatof” programme for social volunteering, called on volunteers, citizens and residents, to participate in supporting the shopping centres in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as part of efforts to detect and combat the spread of the new Corona virus, using the EDE system, to detect infections among the centres’ goers.
The UAE government has permitted entry into the UAE, for which one has to have a stamped resident permit on the passport.