Select categories of citizens and residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be permitted to travel abroad to certain destinations from June 23. This was announced jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management (NCEMA), according to a report by WAM.
The statement also mentioned that the categories of people and the approved destinations will be announced at a later date. The UAE will also facilitate travel in line with all appropriate precautionary and preventative measures in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The statement mentioned that guidelines and procedures for travellers will be also announced and must be adhered to by both UAE citizens and residents before they travel, during their stay abroad and on their return to the UAE.
The statement clarified that the announcement came following thorough evaluations by the authorities regarding the successful preventative measures being followed and the recent positive developments.