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The United Arab Emirates recently updated its COVID-19 entry testing and visa renewal policies.
The following policies took effect Aug. 1:
Additional Information: The UAE has also modified its COVID-19 visa policies. Under policies that took effect Aug. 1, foreign residents currently in the country now have until Oct. 10 to renew expired visas. Visitors who are currently in the UAE with expired visas have until Aug. 10 to leave or update their status. Residents outside the UAE should return as soon as they are able to do so.
Analysis & Comments: Employers should take note of the new testing requirements and make employee travel arrangements accordingly. The visa renewal policies will provide some relief to individuals whose visas have expired or will expire soon. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.
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