UAE announces plans to bring overseas residents home

Foreign nationals can apply to enter from June 1

UAE announces plans to bring overseas residents home

The UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has announced plans to bring stranded residents overseas home from June.

All foreign nationals with a valid UAE residency visa who are currently overseas will be permitted to return to the UAE from June 1.

The UAE has reiterated its keenness to welcome those with valid residency visas back into the country and reunite with their families.

A joint statement from MoFAIC and ICA commented that "The move is aimed at streamlining their safe return to the UAE," following travel restrictions put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Those overseas looking to return to the UAE must register a Residents Entry Permit by visiting

The government also announced a change to the hours of the National Sterilisation Programme which will now take place from 8pm to 6am daily.

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