Residents exterior UAE for over six months can return until March 31
UAE residents, who’ve been exterior the nation for greater than six months are now allowed to return until March 31, Dubai’s price range provider flydubai mentioned in its newest replace to passengers on its web site.
“In case you maintain a UAE resident visa and have stayed exterior of the nation for greater than 180 days, you can be allowed to enter the UAE till 31 March 2021,” the web site that was final up to date on January 4.
Air India Specific (AIE), the price range airline of India’s nationwide provider, which has flown the very best variety of passengers between the UAE and India through the COVID-19 pandemic, additionally said this on social media on Tuesday.
“Passengers, who’ve stayed exterior Dubai for greater than 180 days, can return inside thirty first March 2021,” AIE mentioned in a Twitter submit addressed to Dubai-bound passengers. “They need to have a sound resident visa and approval from GDRFA,” it added within the submit during which India’s ministry of civil aviation, its minister and the Indian Consulate in Dubai have been tagged.
The airways’ announcement to passengers is predicted to be an enormous aid to a number of UAE residents caught of their residence nations for a number of months. “This has been a priority of a number of individuals who have been caught again residence after the December 31 deadline obtained over. We’re glad the authorities have prolonged the deadline,” an airline official mentioned.
Neeraj Agrawal, consul (Press, Data and Tradition) on the Indian Consulate instructed Gulf Information that the announcement adopted directions given to airways by Dubai authorities.
“A duplicate [of the circular issued to the airlines] is obtainable with the consulate,” the diplomat said.
“On behalf of the Consulate Basic of India and the Authorities of India, we wholeheartedly thank Dubai authorities for this noble gesture which can assist a number of Indians, who’re nonetheless caught again residence, to return to their workplaces or be part of their members of the family in Dubai,” he added.
“In case you maintain a sound Dubai-issued residence visa, be sure to can receive an approval from Dubai’s Basic Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) to return to Dubai earlier than reserving your flight. With out approval to return to Dubai, you’ll not be accepted for journey,” flydubai said on its wesbite.
“In case you maintain a sound residence visa issued by some other emirate, you have to to substantiate your entry/re-entry to the UAE [ through the portal for UAE entry under the ICA] earlier than reserving your flight. If you don’t verify your entry/re-entry to the UAE, you’ll not be accepted for journey,” it added.