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Wednesday, 19 June 2024 3.11 PM IST

Dubai implements new passport rules for travellers with cosmetic surgery

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ABU DHABI: Dubai government with a new rule for travelers. Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) has announced that those who have undergone cosmetic surgery must renew their passports.

The Dubai Department of Immigration and Residency has recommended that those who have undergone cosmetic surgery post a new photo on their passport after receiving their passport. Officials have clarified that the new measure is to avoid delays in checking at airports.

People who have changed the basic shape of their cheeks, chin and nose should get a new post-surgery photo in their passport. Dubai International Airport uses modern technologies including face recognition. Officials say that if there is no similarity between the old photo and the person, this will cause delays in the procedures and may even lead to cancellation of the trip. It is reported that apart from cosmetic surgery, the new law will also apply to those who had to undergo surgeries due to accidents.

Meanwhile, new restrictions have been imposed at Dubai International Airport in connection with Bakrid. Officials said that only passengers will be allowed inside the airport during peak periods when there is heavy traffic. A four-day holiday has been announced in the UAE from June 15 to 18 on the occasion of Bakrid. Due to this, a lot of people, including the Malayali expats, are returning home and the Dubai International Airport is experiencing a huge rush.

The authorities have clarified that giving farewells and showing love at home is enough and no one other than passengers will be allowed to enter the airport. Officials have also informed that access to terminals one and three is restricted to public transport and authorized airport vehicles only.

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