The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority UAE (NCEMA) has launched a new programme to bring home overseas residents.
Some UAE residents, with valid visas, have been stranded overseas as global travel restrictions due to COVID-19 came into place.
The #UAE has launched an initiative to return residents with valid visas who have been staying outside the country due to #Covid19. The initiative targets the return of nearly 200,000 people and will be coordinated between the @MOFAICUAE and the @icauae. pic.twitter.com/fPzpeuJPHl— NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) June 11, 2020
This follows the news that the UAE is preparing to fully open its borders, announced by sister publication Arabian Business.
A new permit system has been launched to begin the process of bringing residents back to the UAE.
The NCEMA announced that it is planning to bring back a total of 200,000 UAE residents currently overseas.
Those looking to return to the UAE must apply for a permit that will be approved or rejected within 48 hours.
You can apply for your permit by visiting www.ica.gov.ae and completing the ‘residents outside the UAE’ form.
Once your application is approved you will be able to book a return flight to the UAE through Emirates Airlines or Etihad Airways to return to the UAE.
For more information visit www.ica.gov.ae.