UAE revises Hepatitis, Tuberculosis deportation

12 August 2010

The UAE health ministry is expected to issue a new law, under which hepatitis and tuberculosis will no longer be deportable offences in the country, Khaleej Times has reported. According to new medical fitness testing rules by the Dubai Health Authority, testing for Hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis are no longer part of the medical fitness testing rules that have been compulsory prior to obtaining a work permit or residency in the country. However, people working as food handlers, maids, restaurant workers, nannies and educators/teachers are still required to undergo testing for Hepatitis and HIV as well as have a chest X-ray done.

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