UAE eases work visa rules amid virus outbreak

Pedro Gonçalves
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The United Arab Emirates, where expatriates make up about 85% of the population, eased rules for renewing worker visas and will shut public transportation for two days as it steps up its fight against the spread of covid-19. According to the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship will labourers employed by companies and domestic helpers will be exempt from the mandatory medical tests for visas. Instead, the work permits and residence visas will be issued and renewed automatically for labourers and support service staff, such ...

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