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UAE refutes reports of Emiratis mistreated at Georgia airports

ABU DHABI, July 3, 2018

UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) has dismissed reports of Emiratis being subjected to mistreatment at Georgia airports or forced to return back home, a report said.

The ministry said that the information indicates that the cases that have been denied entry to Georgia were for some foreign nationalities residing in the country and accompanying UAE citizens. The ministry has called upon them to verify the validity of their visas and identity papers before travelling to Georgia or other countries, said a report in WAM.

The ministry urges Emiratis travelling abroad to read the guidelines and advisories, and any updates issued by the ministry before and during their travel out to ensure their personal safety and facilitate their travel and stay abroad.

UAE citizens should register themselves and their families in the Twajudi service, which can be accessed on the ministry’s website or smart app "UAEMOFA", which will enable the ministry and the country's missions abroad to communicate with them in case of emergency and crises and provide help for them, the report said.

The ministry stressed the importance of returning to the ministry's website or the social media outlets of the ministry to confirm the information and not circulate information from unknown sources.

Citizens who face any emergency case can contact the UAE missions abroad or call the toll free line 0097180044444 for countries where the UAE has no diplomatic missions, the report said.




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