coronavirus all you need to know about dubai visa restrictions
- Author- Dubai Visa Online
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Dubai: The overnight announcements about Dubai visa and travel restrictions in the United Arab Emirates to curb the spread of the Coronavirus raised several questions as residents and visitors at home and abroad seek further details on the guidelines and claim they will have a tremendous impact on them.
Late on Wednesday evening, the UAE suspended entry of all valid visa holders who are currently out of the country for a renewable period of two weeks from Thursday afternoon (March 19). Earlier in the day, the Federal Citizenship and Identity Authority temporarily suspended issuing all visas when arriving on Thursday from 1 a.m. The UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation also announced a temporary ban on citizens who will travel abroad from Wednesday until further notice.
There are many concerns: an expat father who is currently overseas and wants to know if his residence visa will be cancelled as he would spend 180 days outside the country on March 26; a tourist visa mother who expires on April 9th wonders if she can extend the visa because she does not want to fly back to Pakistan under the current circumstances; a group of students with pre-approved visas at Dubai International looking for a solution to their entry ban; a US passenger with an eight-hour stopover at Dubai Airport on the way to Afghanistan, asking if he will be quarantined for two weeks; an elderly couple from New York asking if they should quarantine themselves; and so on.