New registration portal for residency visa holders in Dubai
Dubai: A new registration portal has been developed for the residency visa holders who want to return to Dubai. They have to register on the website smart.gdrfad.gov.ae. If the application is accepted, they will receive a message instantly. Only after this, they should book ticket.
The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) application number is required for getting flight ticket. The Emirates Airlines informed that the passengers need to carry a copy of the email showing they are granted permission. They need not undergo PCR test before the journey.
COVID-19 test is mandatory for all the residency visa holders who return at Dubai airport. As soon as they land in Dubai, they have to download COVID-19 DXB app. They should not step out of their houses until PCR result is received. If they are diagnosed with COVID-19, they should remain in quarantine for 14 days.
The Keralites need to wait for returning to UAE as flight services are not restored. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to resume flight services so that NRIs can return to Dubai.