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UAE suspends all types of labour permits, including for household workers


DUBAI – The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has suspended the issuance of all types of labour permits effective on Thursday (March 19).

The suspension also includes issuance of permits for drivers and domestic workers. The new directive is effective immediately “until further notice”.

Only permits for intra-corporate transfer and Expo 2020 permits are exempted.

The ministry said that the move has been taken in coordination with the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management Authority as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus or Covid-19.

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