As per the information shared by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) call centre (Amer), UAE has extended all tourists visas expired between December 19 and January 15; Travellers can now stay in the country until January 26.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai had on December 27 announced a free one-month visa extension to all tourists.

It came when several countries, especially in Europe, imposed lockdowns and restrictions on movement and air travel over a new, more infectious Covid-19 strain.

Tourists within the UAE have availed of the extension to spend longer time in the country.

Visitors to the UAE whose visa expired after December 19 can visit www.amer.ae to check their status online or visit any of the Amer centers for assistance.

(Source: Khaleej Times)


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