March 14, 2020 / 12:59 PM / 16 days ago

Qatar, UAE restrict visas as part of measures to contain virus

DUBAI, March 14 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates and Qatar announced on Saturday restrictions on visas, as part of measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak.

The UAE will suspend visa issuance starting March 17, the official news agency WAM reported, citing immigration authorities, adding that foreign diplomats would be exempted.

Qatar will on Sunday stop issuing visas on arrival to several European nationalities, the government communication office said. (Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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