The Emirates announces the exclusion of new categories of travelers from some countries from which entry has been prohibited
The General Authority of Civil Aviation and the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management announced the exclusion of new categories of travelers from some countries from which entry was prohibited, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda, as of August 5, 2021.
These categories included those with valid residency permits who received full vaccination doses in the UAE and 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose and who have vaccination certificates approved by the official authorities in the country.
In addition, medical personnel working in the country will be excluded, including doctors, nurses, technicians from the vaccinated and non-vaccinated, and those working in the educational sector in the country who teach in universities, colleges, schools and institutes from the vaccinated and non-vaccinated categories.
Students studying in the country, humanitarian cases who hold valid residency and workers in federal and local government agencies, and cases of completing treatment in the country, whether they are vaccinated or not, will also be excluded.
This will require all of these categories to submit a request on the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship to obtain the necessary approvals, in addition to vaccination certificates certified by the concerned authorities in the country for the categories from which these certificates are required.
The excluded groups will be obligated to submit a prior PCR test within 48 hours from the date of departure, provided that the tests are from accredited laboratories and bear a QR Code, and a quick laboratory test is conducted before boarding the plane, in addition to applying precautionary and preventive measures to receive arrivals, including quarantine and check-ups. PCR upon arrival and after it, in addition to follow-up and health monitoring of arrivals.
Official delegations and businessmen were previously excluded, subject to obtaining prior approval, as well as golden and silver residency holders, in addition to excluding those holders of vital jobs according to the classification of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, and foreign aircraft crews, provided that a negative laboratory test result for Covid-19 was obtained within 48 hours of departure. Upon arrival and adhere to the quarantine until departure.
Travel will also resume for transit passengers from all countries from which transit passengers were previously suspended, provided that the traveler’s last destination is accepted and a laboratory examination is submitted within /72/ hours from the time of departure. The country’s airports will allocate special lounges for transit passengers while taking all precautionary and preventive measures .
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