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Emma Royds 18th Mar 2020 22:15

UAE closes border to non citizens and residents
 
It would appear that the UAE has, for all intents and purposes, shut its borders to all those arriving who are not citizens or residents.

The ability to obtain a visa on arrival has been suspended and the local press has also reported that they have cancelled all visas for those that have not initially entered the country yet.

Gulf News - Coronavirus: UAE cancels all pre-approved visas

This seems to be a marked escalation in countermeasures. Whilst the majority of our passengers at EK are transiting and appear to be unaffected, the wider ramifications of effectively isolating the country and especially Dubai, must present a even greater challenge to the local economy.

DuneMentat 19th Mar 2020 05:15

Now it's also for residents/valid visa holders Emirates News Agency - UAE suspends entry of valid visa holders effective Thursday for renewable two weeks

Kiwikid 19th Mar 2020 12:26

How will this affect operating air crew?

DCS99 19th Mar 2020 15:08


Originally Posted by Kiwikid (Post 10720075)
How will this affect operating air crew?

Exempt:
UAE nationals, diplomatic passport holder, GCC nationals and airline crew

https://gulfnews.com/travel/coronavi...ban-1.70498355

J.L.Seagull 19th Mar 2020 16:35


Originally Posted by DCS99 (Post 10720247)
Exempt:
UAE nationals, diplomatic passport holder, GCC nationals and airline crew

https://gulfnews.com/travel/coronavi...ban-1.70498355

At SHJ, they put a sticker in your passport after doing a mandatory swab test, valid for 14 days. For now, no requirement to self isolate. What's happening at the other airports?

BigGeordie 19th Mar 2020 18:49

Is that only operating crew or also crew returning from leave?

Emma Royds 19th Mar 2020 19:58


Originally Posted by Kiwikid (Post 10720075)
How will this affect operating air crew?

EK crew today were advised that a period of self-isolation at home in Dubai is required for 14 days following any duty. The 14 day period can only be broken by another duty. All ground based training has been suspended for the time being.

Is the same occurring at FZ?


Originally Posted by BigGeordie (Post 10720528)
Is that only operating crew or also crew returning from leave?

This weeks edition of the Life of Brian states that self-isolation is required after leave. However, crew outside of the UAE on personal travel, won't be able to enter the UAE for the next two weeks anyway.

Capn Rex Havoc 20th Mar 2020 07:26

and UAE has also exempted domestic servants.

fatbus 20th Mar 2020 11:13

That is so typical ! What a joke, expat children stranded all over the world but maids are ok to return .

Jack D 20th Mar 2020 17:50


Originally Posted by fatbus (Post 10721394)
That is so typical ! What a joke, expat children stranded all over the world but maids are ok to return .

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I think we all know why the domestic servants are exempted !

Fuel Crossfeed 20th Mar 2020 18:37


Originally Posted by Capn Rex Havoc (Post 10721188)
and UAE has also exempted domestic servants.

Domestic helpers for UAE national sponsor is the way I read it. Assume expats have to clean their own homes.


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