UAE residents with valid residence visas currently outside of the UAE wishing to come back to the UAE, can return from 1 June.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (ICA), the decision has been made as part of the UAE’s keenness to allow residents stranded overseas, due to movement restrictions in place to contain the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, to be reunited with their families still in the UAE.
"The move is aimed at streamlining their safe return to the UAE," the statement said.
Those residents wishing to return and holding valid residence visas should register via the ICA website smartservices.ica.gov.ae. under the service titled "Residents' Entry Permit".