The ruling, and dates set are "subject to renewals depending on the health measures taken due to the coronavirus outbreak".
Those entering since the 18th March must subject themselves to two weeks quarantine, or face prosecution - details below.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has requested those holding valid UAE visas, and now staying out of the country, to pursue the following procedures:
Contact your employers, and UAE diplomatic missions for support to facilitate your return to the UAE.
Contact the UAE diplomatic mission in your host country for all necessary support to facilitate your return to the UAE.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has urged the families of those affected by to get in touch with the ICA via the following contact numbers to get updated on all the measures they have to pursue:
Phone: 02 3128867 or 02 3128865
Email: [email protected]
The move comes as part of the preventive and precautionary measures taken to contain the spread of Covid-19. All travellers who do manage to enter the UAE must undergo 14 days of mandatory self-quarantine or risk legal action, the country's attorney general said on March 18th.
Hamad Al Shamsi said ignoring precautionary measures put in place to limit the spread of coronavirus - including quarantine - is a crime.
New arrivals must now quarantine for a fortnight from the date of arrival and follow orders from the authorities.
Anyone caught breaking quarantine by leaving their home and coming into contact with others, putting them at risk of contracting the virus, would be prosecuted, he said.