UAE to suspend visas as part of measures to contain coronavirus outbreak

UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai. (File photo: Reuters

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar announced on Saturday restrictions on visas, as part of measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak.

The UAE will suspend visa issuance starting March 17, the official news agency WAM reported, citing immigration authorities, adding that foreign diplomats would be exempted.

Qatar will on Sunday stop issuing visas on arrival to several European nationalities, the government communication office said.

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