The United Arab Emirates has resumed issuing visas to foreign visitors to all seven of its regions as of Thursday, Sept. 24.
All 7 regions are reopening after a six-month suspension imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported.
Dubai, which is also one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, and considered as UAE’s tourism and business hub, had already lifted its own visa ban in July.
The decision was made to ease the COVID-19 restrictions in the Gulf state as well as efforts to support economic recovery plans, said The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, in a state-media statement.
Also to know, Neighboring Oman said on Thursday that it would resume scheduled international flights on October 1 with strict measures to protect the country and aviation personnel from the virus.
All six Gulf Arab countries have lifted internal curfews and restrictions, but restrictions on gatherings and international travel remain in the oil-producing region, where the total number of COVID cases is over 800,000 and more than 6,800 deaths have been reported.
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