The twin developments on the final day of 2020 encapsulated how Trump has made US immigration policy more restrictive without support from Congress. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to undo many of Trump’s actions but it is unclear how quickly and even to what extent.
The pilgrims must carry their vaccination certificate to obtain an electronic entry visa. The visa can be acquired through the Saudi Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Umrah and Hajj said.
It pointed out that transit visas are sponsored only by the UAE-based airlines and must be processed and approved before entering the UAE. Both types of transit visas are not extendable, the ICP confirmed.
Through its smart services system “ECHANNELS” and the “UAEICP” smart application, the ICP provides customers with the service of issuing an extendable entry permit for GCC residents for a period of 30 days.
UAE missions abroad, government and local entities and foreign missions accredited to the UAE can avail these services through MoFA's official website www.mofa.gov.ae.
Interior minister James Cleverly said the government would raise the minimum salary threshold for foreign skilled workers to £38,700 ($48,900), from its current level of £26,200.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved providing free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone with an expired residency or entry visa, for their safety and health, and in consideration of the exceptional circumstances resulting from the pandemic.
The UAE Cabinet has recently changed the main condition of acquiring residency from employment to income.
Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders.
According to the table of prior visa exemptions for travellers holding ordinary passports as shown on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, citizens of 115 countries around the world need a prior visa to enter the UAE.