The authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced to suspend the issuance of visas to the Pakistan nationals for an indefinite period.
The embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Islamabad, in its statement, announced the suspension of issuance of visa till the next orders by the country’s authorities.
According to the details, the government of the UAE has further announced that the visa will only issue to those holding the diplomatic passport. The diplomatic mission said that the visa will not be issued for the general public of Pakistan.
It is worth mentioning here that the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday suspended the issuance of all entry visas from March 17 (Tuesday) except for those holding diplomatic passports.
As per the details, the decision does not apply to persons who have already got visas issued by the UAE before the effective date.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in its statement, said that the decision to impose a ban on the issuance of visa was taken as a precautionary measure being initiated by the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UAE.
The authority further said that the decision will be effective until the countries of departure activate a mechanism for medical screening of all the passengers traveling to the UAE as an additional measure.