The UAE Foreign Ministry’s decision to suspend the exemption until 01.07.21, comes in the face of efforts to curb the spread of the corona virus, and an announcement from the Attorney General
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs that in accordance with the visa waiver agreement signed and ratified by the two countries, and in view of efforts to curb the spread of the corona virus, the entry visa waiver agreement will be suspended until 1.7.2021.
The suspension of the agreement was made in accordance with section 12 (2) of the agreement, according to which, each party may suspend the implementation of the agreement, inter alia, for reasons of public health.
At this stage and until the said date, unless otherwise notified, Israeli citizens will be required to obtain an entry visa before flying to the UAE, and UAE citizens will be required to obtain an entry visa in advance, before flying to Israel.
Travelers to the UAE will be required to find out how to arrange a visa with travel agents and airlines.
Statement by the Attorney General
Following a number of falsified publications, we make it clear that there is no truth in the claim that the legal advice to the government ever prevented, in any way, the conditional entry into the country from abroad by presenting a negative corona test.
The issue first came up and was only asked during the last week, and we emphasize that there is an appropriate legal way to settle the issue, and so it has been communicated to the relevant policy makers.
Legal advisers to the government will continue to provide legal solutions to help the government implement its policy within the bounds of the law, as has been done so far, and we are sorry for misleading the public through incorrect statements in this regard.
Source: IAS by www.ias.co.il.
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