Coronavirus (COVID-19) Middle East World

Fri 10 September 2021:

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Friday that starting September 12, vaccinated residents with valid visas from countries on the travel ban list will be allowed to return.

Passengers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa, Nigeria, and Afghanistan are among those affected by the decision.

“Those who are fully vaccinated with any WHO-approved vaccines and who have been staying in one of the countries in the suspended list for more than six months since the suspension decision was issued for each country, can come to the country under a new entry permit and rectify their status after entry,” NCEMA said in a statement.



The passengers will be required to follow certain procedures to enter the UAE again:

1. Apply via the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and complete the vaccination application in order to get the necessary approval. They must present the approved vaccination certificate before their departure to the UAE.

2. Provide a negative PCR test result, taken within 48 hours before their departure at an approved lab that has a QR code.

3. Take a Rapid PCR test before boarding and another PCR test on the fourth and eight day of arrival while complying with all precautionary measures in place.

NCEMA said that children under 16 years old are exempt from these procedures.

NCEMA said that all other previously announced precautionary measures for unvaccinated people coming from the above-mentioned countries are still in effect.

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