Speaking at a virtual conference dedicated to the issue of coronavirus disease, such a statement was made by Brigadier General Khamis Al Kaabi, representative of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship. In particular, he emphasized that visitors to the country whose visa expires on March 1 may remain legally in the country or return to UAE in a few months if they are abroad, the visa period has been extended until December 2020. This applies to all types of visas, including residency visas, as well as entry permits, Emirates ID cards were also mentioned.
Also at the conference, the question was discussed that many residents and guests of the country are now sending requests to the Authority for Identity and Citizenship with questions about joining their families in other countries. The representative of the official body assured that work is underway to coordinate such requests and that the interests of non-citizens are equally important and their issues will be resolved.
Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus which is causing illness in humans and animals. Most people infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus will feel mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without any special treatment. Older people, as well as those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness, and require immediate assistance. Novel Coronavirus was first identified in a cluster with pneumonia symptoms in Wuhan city, Hubei province of China, quickly spreading around the world. On early March 2020, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic had officially started, becoming the defining global health crisis of our time. Today, it is the greatest challenge people have faced since World War II, worsened by subsequent lockdowns of whole countries, collapse of entire industries, and a major economic recession.