According to DHA, 88 percent of the population with Dubai visas have mandatory health insurance.

No visa issuance, renewal in Dubai without health insurance, says DHA

Fine of $136 per person per month will be applicable from January 1, says DHA

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is urging sponsors who haven’t provided their employees and dependents with insurance to complete the process before December 31.

While the last and final phase in the three-year rollout ended on July 31, DHA gave a five-month grace period for individuals. Penalties are already in place for companies who fall into the phase 1 and 2 and haven’t complied with their deadline.

According to DHA, 88 percent of the population with Dubai visas have mandatory health insurance.

“Those who have not complied with the law are already in violation and the penalties on individuals with begin after the year ends. However, we urge the public not to wait until the last day,” said Dr Haider Al Yousuf, director of health funding, DHA.

The authority has partnered with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), and no new visa will be issued or an existing one renewed where the...Read more...

Source: arabianbusiness.com