Tourism: UAE launch initiative to see return of 200,000 residency visa holders

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An initiative has been launched by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday June 11, 2020 to allow residency visa holders to return to the country.

According to report, the UAE initiative in cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, is expecting the return of approximately 200,000 residency holders.

Earlier, the UAE had approved the returning of 31,000 people between March 25 and June 8, 2020. Khaled Abdullah Belhoul, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, said that the next phase will focus on the returning of families.

Residency holders who want to return to the UAE must register their request on the website smartservices.ica.gov.ae and then book a flight ticket after receiving an approval from the authority.

The authority added that all people returning to the country will have to get tested for COVID-19 on arrival, and they must to stay in quarantine or house quarantine for a period of 14 days, and pay for the expenses. They also will have to download and use an approved tracking app so the authorities can ensure their safety.

Source: khaleejtimes.com

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