UAE issues Europe travel advice

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urges travellers abroad to respect foreign nations' laws & cooperate with authorities
UAE issues Europe travel advice
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By Staff writer
Mon 28 Dec 2015 11:45 AM

The UAE has issued a warning for its citizens travelling abroad – and especially to Europe.

In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed the need to respect laws and regulations when in other countries and to cooperate with the authorities there.

It also urged citizens travelling by land to abide by traffic and safety laws, and advised them to travel by air to avoid road accidents.

The statement, carried by state news agency WAM, urged UAE citizens traveling abroad to read travel guidelines and tips, as well as the citizens affairs pages on the ministry's official website.

Additionally, the ministry called upon UAE citizens living in European Union countries to comply with all instructions and guidelines, and always carry copies of their passports and hotel reservations while traveling between countries in the Schengen area.

The ministry also warned citizens to follow Germany's new regulations in regards to renewal of residency permits for UAE citizens in Germany for 90 days or more, either for medical treatment or as medical escorts.

Under the new regulations, UAE citizens must renew or extend their residency permits in Germany for a period of one to three weeks. Overstaying the permitted residency period would incur financial fines and a one-year ban on entry to the countries of the Schengen area.

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