Due to the rising Coronavirus Pandemic, citizens living outside UAE are requested to come back to home, contacting the UAE embassy
The UAE has been calling back its citizens to their homeland who are residing or working abroad amidst the increasing spread of coronavirus.
Government officials though have been implementing travel restrictions due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Emiratis are taking the attempt of heading back home. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation are asking the people who are staying abroad to contact the UAE embassy for a safe return.
In a statement, the government mentioned though there has been travel restrictions due to the increasing spread of the virus, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation urges all UAE nationals to come back home.
With the increase in the spread of coronavirus, foreign traveling has been discouraged in the Emirates. Etihad Airways announced for temporary suspension on foreign lands – Milan, Rome in Italy, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hong Kong in China; Nagoya in Japan via Beijing; Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Medina in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul; Beirut; Casablanca and Rabat in Morocco; Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; and Amman in Jordan from 14th March onwards.
From 17th March, Emirates Airlines will be suspending flights to 30 world destinations including Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Cyprus, Malta (via Larnaca) and Portugal. On Monday, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed assured the UAE residents that the country will supply food and medicines to keep themselves safe and hygienic due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
More than 182,000 of Covid-19 have been recorded globally. Europe has become the epicenter, closing its borders for 30 days from now. Italy has been affected badly with nearly 28,000 cases and more than 2100 death rates.
France has more than 6600 confirmed cases. The government has ordered people to stay back at home for at least 15 days. UK residents are now avoiding going to social gatherings or public places and work from home instead. People over the age of 70 should self-isolate. If someone is sick, they should remain at home, as mentioned by the UK’s Prime Minister.