UAE resumes new employment visas, entry permits for vital sectors
The two entities said that entry permits can be obtained from official channels only, adding the new decision also takes into account the precautionary measures being undertaken by the travel industry to reduce the spread of COVID-19 including presenting a pre-entry COVID-19 test. Employers must also receive the arrivals and quarantine them for 14 days in coordination with relevant authorities.
ICA said that domestic workers of all nationalities holding valid visas would continue to be allowed entry. This also includes holders of valid residency visas and workers for government and semi-government bodies and vital establishments, provided that the responsible party submits the application via the authority’s website “ica.gov.ae”.
The authority stressed the importance of adhering to the pre-entry examination measure, in order to help facilitate the entry of workers to the UAE.