After on arrival visas, the United Arab Emirates government (UAE Gov) has suspended the issuance of all types of labour permits.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation suspended the issuance of all types of labour permits.
This includes for drivers and domestic workers.
The suspension is effective Thursday (March 19) until any further notice.
The decision exempts intra-corporate transfer and EXPO 2020 permits.
UAE Gov said move taken in coordination with National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.
The step is a part of precautionary measures taken by the UAE to curb the spread of COVID-19.
UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation issued a statement notifying Emirati nationals not to travel abroad.
Earlier The UAE temporarily suspended issuance of all entry visas except for those holders of diplomatic passports.
The decision does not apply to persons who have already got visas before effective date.
The Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship said the move taken in response to the World Health Organisation declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.
The Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship added that the decision will effective until countries of departure activate a mechanism for medical screening of passengers as an additional measure.
Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship affirmed that decision stems from UAE’s spirit of responsibility to combat deadly virus and is in solidarity with countries of the world.
Moreover United Arab Emirates Government has announced the suspension of prayers at mosques and all other worship places as a precautionary measure to stop spreading of coronavirus.