The United Arab Emirates has suspended entry into the country for all foreign nationals, including those with residency visas, starting on March 19.
The new regulation is set for two weeks, but might be renewed depending on the situation with the coronavirus spread.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation requested that all valid residency visa holders outside of the UAE to get in touch with the country’s diplomatic missions in the country they are currently in for support and to provide a way of returning.
Meanwhile, those traveling for business were requested to get in touch with their company and the UAE’s diplomatic mission.
The UAE has also temporarily suspended all visa on entry permits as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.