Coronavirus: Use passport for travel within GCC, not national ID
Published on February 27, 2020 at 18.48
Rule to come into effect from Friday, February 28.
The Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship announced on Thursday that citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will have to present their passports while they travel between the GCC countries.
The authority said mobility between the countries using the citizens' national identity cards will be suspended from Friday, February 28, as part of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
The use of passport is made mandatory to monitor the movement of individuals from the countries affected by Covid-19.
The authority said that Emirati citizens residing abroad, who left the country using a national ID, and the GCC citizens who entered the country before this decision, are excluded, adding that the decision is a temporary move in the light of the spread of Covid-19.