Provided that a negative corona test is obtained 96 hours before

Canceling the permit for the return of residents abroad

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship confirmed that residents who are abroad do not need to apply for a permit to return to the country, as they can, starting from yesterday, return naturally to the country, while canceling this procedure that was in place during the past months.

Regarding the step of recording passenger data before returning, the authority confirmed that this procedure is optional and not compulsory, with the aim of updating the data of travelers arriving to the country.

She explained that the procedures for the return trip are to start by updating the private data on the website (, which is an optional procedure, and then it is mandatory to conduct a pre-laboratory examination abroad for the "Covid-19" virus by accredited laboratories in the countries, noting By requiring that a negative test result be obtained for a period not exceeding 96 hours before take-off, and after that, booking a flight ticket, with the necessity of presenting the virus-free certificate to air carriers.

The authority confirmed that all precautionary and preventive measures will be applied to all residents upon their arrival to the country in accordance with the approved protocols, including conducting laboratory examination for the "Covid-19" virus, and adherence to the approved quarantine according to the established procedures, in addition to downloading the Al-Hosn application, in order to ensure their health and safety.

The step to cancel the return permit came in implementation of the leadership directives, as the National Authority for Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship approved the second phase of the program for the return of residents through the approval of prior approval starting from yesterday, in conjunction with the close to the end of the summer vacation for educational institutions, and the return of various activities Commercial, social and service facilities.

In support of the process of facilitating return procedures for residents, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has taken the initiative to develop the current procedures by replacing registration and waiting for approval to automatically process the granting of pre-approval without the need to submit an application, and to start the procedures for the return trip, to ensure the ease of completing the rest of the procedures with ease and ease.

Data logging is optional

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship advised residents to update their private data (ID number, passport number, nationality) by entering the link, noting that the procedure for updating the data is optional for those wishing to verify the correctness of their data and travel documents And its relevance to the previously granted consent permit.

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