Abu Dhabi (Gulf Inside) The worries of UAE Residency visa holders who have been stranded in Pakistan, India and some other countries for months are over. The UAE government has allowed Emirati visa holders stranded in six countries, including Pakistan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, to return. From Thursday, August 5, visa holders from all four countries will be allowed to come to UAE. However, those who have been given a second dose of the vaccine after two weeks have been allowed to return to the UAE and have a valid UAE residence permit.
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Expired resident visa permit holders will not be able to avail this facility. Travellers returning to the UAE must have a certificate of vaccination. The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority has announced that visa holders from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda will be allowed to return once the vaccination requirements are met.
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The authority further said that from August 5, the following categories of passengers from these six countries will also be allowed to return, they will not be subject to the vaccine requirement.
The following is a list of people in the Exceptions category:
- People providing medical services in the UAE, including doctors, nurses and technicians.
- Employees working in the UAE’s education sector, such as employees of universities, colleges, schools and institutes.۔ People studying in the UAE.
- Humanitarian people who have a UAE resident visa.
- Employees of UAE federal and local departments and agencies.
- In addition, participants in the management of Expo 2020 will also be allowed to enter.