At the Dubai International Airport.
PHOTO BY DUBAI MEDIA OFFICE
DUBAI – Tourists will now be able to enter the rest of the UAE after the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) resumed the issuance of entry visas on Thursday (September 24).
The ICA decision will allow tourists back into Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Sharjah, Al Ain and Umm Al Quwain for the first time since March.
Dubai, with its own immigration service, resumed the issuance of tourist visas in early June.
The ICA said only the issuance of work visas remains suspended for now. The authority did not say when it will resume the issuance of work permits.
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.
The decision also follows the precautionary measures undertaken by the travel industry to reduce the spread of Covid-19, according to ICA. DAJ/Expat Media
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