UAE government has decided to allow residents and citizens to travel abroad from 23 June 2020, as reported by state news agency WAM. The ministry of foreign affairs of UAE, the Federal authority of identity and citizenship, and The National emergency and crises management, gave a joint statement on Monday 15 June 2020.
According to the news published by Gulf News, travel permission will be limited to specific groups of people and specifically approved countries. However, the list of approved countries has not yet announced. This shows that travel permission will not be as open as it was before crises; instead, it would be limited to a specific category of citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates. People will be permitted to travel to specific and approved countries only.
Passengers traveling abroad and coming from abroad have to follow and adopt all precautionary and preventive measures specified by the government. Who will be travel abroad from UAE and which foreign destinations have been approved for travel, has yet to be revealed.
UAE is relaxing business and travel restrictions as it has successfully confronted the covid-19 pandemic. As a result of it, The UAE government has started bringing stranded UAE residents back to emirates from 1 June 2020. Stranded UAE residents have to apply for an entry permit online. Only residents holding emirates id cards are currently able to apply for an entry permit. If the application is approved, stranded UAE residents can purchase flight tickets to UAE.
UAE based airlines are already linking many countries by providing transit facilities at UAE international airports. The new policy of permission to travel abroad from UAE is another step towards the relaxation of restrictions and rehabilitation of business, especially travel industry. We will be sharing updates when further details are available.
Source of News: Gulf News