Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus: UAE bans citizens from travelling abroad

WAM/Abu Dhabi
Filed on March 19, 2020 | Last updated on March 19, 2020 at 05.16 am


The steps are taken to limit the spread of the virus and ensure safety for all.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced a temporary ban on citizens traveling abroad from Wednesday until further notice, in light of its efforts to cope with the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, and as a concern for the safety and health of citizens.

The ministry said that the decision comes in the interest of the state for the safety and health of its citizens in light of the rapid spread of the virus around the world, and restrictions imposed on travel by countries and the gradual closure of trips around the world.

The ministry added that it will inform the public of all new information in this regard, noting that the precautionary measures taken at the national level are aimed at limiting the spread of the virus and ensuring safety for all.

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