Visa holders might travel back to the UAE soon: Indian Envoy to UAE
Indian Envoy to UAE announced the extension of the temporary India-UAE corridor till August 31
Visa holders stranded in India who are willing to go to the United Arab Emirates can expect an early decision, Indian Ambassador to UAE Pavan Kapoor has said. Khaleej Times has reported that the envoy has suggested the Indian government to allow all categories of valid visa holders to travel to the UAE.
Pavan Kapoor tweeted, “Since the UAE has recently started issuing new visas, we have recommended to authorities in India to consider allowing Indians with valid visas to travel to the UAE. We are hopeful for an early decision.
According to the Khaleej Times, after the norms are revised, Indians with families in UAE or new residency visa holders will be allowed to travel back even if the visas have not been stamped into their passports. The publication reported Dr Aman Puri, Consulate-General of India in Dubai saying that no exception will be made to people who are planning to visit UAE to look for a job.
The Indian Envoy to UAE also announced the extension of the temporary India-UAE corridor till August 31. The corridor was opened on July 12, Khaleej Times reported.
The publication also said that passengers travelling back to UAE will need approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) or the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) besides a negative PCR test of COVID-19 from a government approved laboratory.