Health Policy Update: Expats have to get medical test from home countries before coming to UAE

Expatriate healthcare in UAEIt has been announced that expatriate workers coming to work in the Emirates will have to first get their medical tests done in their home countries.

But to make sure that job-seekers do not try to beat the system and show fake medical test results, the new expatriates will also be re-tested here to see the test results are in order.

As comic as it may sound, the Health Council chaired by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has instructed the Ministry of Health to issue the necessary bylaws to implement the new system.


Image: Emirates 24|7


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One Response to Health Policy Update: Expats have to get medical test from home countries before coming to UAE

  1. Salma Massoud May 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    I read that the reason they are doing this is the increasing number of expats versus the local population. I think adding more complications will force some companies to hire locals versus bringing people from outside. Honestly, I donno, I think they have a point in trying to make sure their citizens are getting jobs but from the other perspective, it is surely best if you hire the correct callibar regardless where they are from.

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