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Updates: COVID-19

COUNTRY UPDATES

United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi

  • The UAE have imposed a 24 hours curfew for two weeks during which time there are restrictions on the movement of people and all non-essential goods. In a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19, the government has also taken a number of measures, including the suspension of flights, and the closure of schools, universities, restaurants, cafes, and shopping malls. This policy does not include pharmacies, bakeries, and grocery stores, which can remain open. Furthermore, the UAE government has also set up a committee in an effort to support the economy and ensure business continuity and mitigate the impact of the virus. Separate stimulus packages and aid are under discussion in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and at the UAE’s Central Bank. 
  • As part of preventive and precautionary measure to contain COVID-19, the National disinfection Program has been extended covering 24 hours, with exemptions made only for vital sectors which include ports, Shipping, Logistics, and Supply Chain Industries. Whilst road restriction except Pharma, Food and Vital sectors within cities and regions still exist, movements in and out of Jebel Ali Free Zone/Jebel Ali Port and Dubai World Central has been exempted as well as for movement of goods from Dubai Airport Free Zone, including FG5 terminal. In Dubai, Emirates Sky Cargo has relocated their warehousing operations from Dubai World Central to Dubai International Airport. However, they will still continue to accept and deliver shipments with their ground handling partner DNATA and have implemented working hours for acceptance of general cargo from 0600hrs to 1800hrs effective 19th April 2020.

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