UAE resumes granting some work permits, entry permits for domestic workers

by Reuters
Monday, 5 October 2020 09:32 GMT

Workers sweep the red carpet before the arrival of Israeli and U.S. officials at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Christoper Pike

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The UAE suspended the issuance of all types of labour permits in March to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus

DUBAI, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has resumed granting work permits for foreigners employed by government and semi-government entities as well as entry permits for domestic workers, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said in a Twitter post on Monday.

The UAE had in March suspended the issuance of all types of labour permits as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The oil-rich federation is home to millions of expatriate workers who make the majority of the labour force.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Ghaida Ghantous)