Sharjah has stopped issuing visitor visas to people from India.

Sharjah Emigration has suspended the issuance of visitor visas to those coming from India. The move comes in the wake of the UAE announcing a travel ban on Indians following the expansion of covid. At the same time, the Sharjah Emigration Authority said in a circular to travel agencies that visas can be issued to those who need to arrive in the UAE immediately and for obvious reasons.

Currently, Indians residing in the UAE are not barred from obtaining a visa. Visas are not issued only to those arriving from outside. There are no barriers to getting a visa in other emirates.

The visitor visa process for Indians would be suspended till further notice. It was not clear how long the ban would last.