UAE Resumes Issuing Entry Permits Except for Work Visas Starting September 24

Good news for those who want to visit the UAE soon! The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) on Thursday morning (September 24) announced the resumption of issuing entry permits except for work permits.

The FAIC noted that the development is within the framework of easing restrictions and strengthening the country’s efforts towards supporting recovery plans of the country’s economy.

UAE Resumes Issuing Entry Permits Except for Work Visas Starting September 24
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According to a report by state media agency, WAM, the move is in line with the government’s plan to enable the work system based on upholding a balance between implementing the Covid-19 precautionary measures on one hand and the return of tourists and resumption of economic activities and various developmental aspects on the other hand. 

The authority explained that the development was based on the current data represented in the package of precautionary measures and travel mechanisms taken by the air transport sector, as well as the application of various practices aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic. 


It also noted that the announcement is expected to provide a much-needed economic boost in the last three months of 2020.

Moreover, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been keen on improving their individual measures to curb the spread of the virus in their respective jurisdictions in preparation for the reopening of the economy through tourism, entertainment, and other sectors. 

In line with this, airlines in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai have updated their travel guidelines to strengthen measures against the transmission of the virus from “imported cases”.

The FAIC on March 17 has announced the suspension of all types of visas to foreigners, except for diplomatic passport holders as a precautionary measure to prevent and contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

ALSO READ: Dubai Updates Requirements for Returning Residents; Quarantine No Longer Mandatory for Negative COVID-19 Tests

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