UAE issues entry visas; work permits still on hold

Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 25 September 2020: The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced that it has resumed issuing entry permits into the country, commencing 24th September 2020.

The authority added that however, work permits are still on hold at this stage, said official news agency Wam.

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.



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