Dubai's General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs announced the launch of an online form where valid UAE residency visa holders - stranded overseas - can apply
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14 June 2020, 12:00 AM
30 June 2020, 12:00 AM
All UAE residents were allowed to return from June 1 after applying online for a permit. Dubai's General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) launched an online form where valid UAE residency visa holders - stranded overseas - can apply for an entry permit.
Earlier this year, UAE launched a special service for residents who were stranded abroad after flights were suspended around the world due to the coronavirus outbreak.
In a tweet on 11th June, GDRFA asked residents to apply on a link to get permission to return - before booking their ticket - to the country.
Residents' return depends on local travel restrictions and availability of flights. On arrival, residents will have to undergo a coronavirus test and self-quarantine themselves at home for 14 days (expenses for quarantining elsewhere must be borne by residents).