Those From 15 Countries With Both WHO Approved Covid Jabs, Valid Visas Can Now Return To Dubai

Those From 15 Countries With Both WHO Approved Covid Jabs, Valid Visas Can Now Return To Dubai

Dubai, Sep 11 (TNA) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Friday that people from 15 countries who have received both doses of the World Health Organization (WHO)-approved COVID-19 vaccine can return to the UAE from September 12 with valid visas.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) shared an official statement on Twitter saying that those who can return include those who have been abroad for more than six months.

This decision of the UAE will give relief to travellers coming from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa, Nigeria and Afghanistan.

According to the statement, "The UAE allows returnees who have received both doses of the WHO-recognized COVID-19 vaccine with a valid visa from September 12, 2021. These also include those who lived abroad for more than six months.

Giving details about arrival requirements, the UAE said that travelers can apply through the website of the Federal Identification and Citizenship Authority (ICA). Passengers will also have to show a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival in the UAE. Testing for COVID-19 from an accredited laboratory should be done within 48 hours of departure. Children below 16 years of age will be exempted from this process.

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