UAE residents who are caught outside the country in emergency situations will be provided a safe return thanks to a new service offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC).
Residents currently abroad can register for the service through the MoFAIC website, which opens up channels of communication in case of emergency.
A statement on state news agency (WAM) said: “This unprecedented step spurs from the keenness of the UAE and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to ensure the health and safety of residents on its land and facilitate their return to the country in emergency cases.”
On Thursday it was announced by MoFAIC that all valid holders of UAE residency visas will not be allowed to enter the country for two weeks, in a bid to bring the coronavirus spread under control.
The service can be accessed through the main page of the ministry’s website, under Individuals Services, then click on ‘Tawajudi for residents’.
By Gavin Gibbon arabianbisiness.com