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UAE Residents Stuck Abroad Will Be Allowed to Return Home

UAE Residents Stuck Abroad Will Be Allowed to Return Home - Coming Soon in UAE
6 May 2020

Since implementing travel restrictions, many UAE residents stuck abroad and now they can re-enter the home country.

After UAE suspending all regular passenger flights due to the coronavirus spread, more than 29,000 UAE residents stuck abroad without any information on how to return home country and how long they have to stay overseas.

There was created a special Facebook page, “UAE Expats Stuck Abroad”, for UAE residents while being outside the country to support and communicate with each other. Recently, UAE airlines like Etihad and Emirates launched a limited series of flights to repatriate any stuck foreigners and at the same time to return all the residents home.

Those residents who want to come back, need to fill out a Twajudi form on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) website. The applicant has to state the reason for being out of the country, Emirates ID number, residency number and a photocopy of your residency visa if possible potential travel details.

This form allows MoFAIC to prioritize citizens remained abroad, who need to return as soon as possible due to urgent medical requirements or longstanding separation of parents with their children. Also, UAE sets a priority to get back teachers and healthcare workers.

The official announcement on when all UAE residents can expect to return has not been issued. However, thanks to UAE airlines, 2,286 Emiratis have returned home from 43 countries and more than 22,000 people have been repatriated after they stuck in the country due to travel restrictions.

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