The UAE is imposing a 14-day home quarantine for all incoming travellers from abroad. In a news report from UAE news agency, WAM, UAE Attorney-General Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi stated that those who will be violating the imposed restrictions will be punished under the law.
This announcement came about to combat the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. So to all travellers, please follow home quarantine procedures, avoid leaving your houses and avoid exposing the lives of others to danger.
Currently, visa issuance has been suspended for all travellers. UAE citizens are also prohibited from travelling abroad.
Please see the full statement below:
Violating bans issued by relevant authorities to limit COVID-19 spread punishable by law: UAE Attorney-General
The UAE Attorney-General Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi has said that individuals and bodies that violate imposed bans and restrictions by relevant authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, will be punished under the law.
Under this framework, anyone travelling to the UAE from abroad should commit to a home quarantine period of 14 days and follow the instructions of relevant authorities. Violating home quarantine procedures, leaving their houses, and exposing the lives of others to danger shall be punishable by law, the Attorney-General affirmed.
Dr. Al Shamsi urged citizens and residents in the country to abide by the law and follow the instructions and decisions issued by relevant national authorities to ensure and protect their health and safety.