The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revised its travel policies again for residents flying into Dubai from six countries Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda.
UAE stated that residents from these 6 countries are no longer required to bring a Covid-19 vaccination certificate for entry into the emirate.
According to the updated travel rules available on the national flag carrier Emirates’ website, all passengers with a valid UAE residence visa will be allowed to travel to and through Dubai from the above-registered countries upon accomplishing the following circumstances:
- Dubai visa holders must apply for pre‑entry approval through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).
- Passengers must have a valid Covid-19 test certificate issued within 48 hours between the time of sample collection and scheduled flight departure. Only Covid-19 PCR test reports from certified labs that issue a QR code linked to the original report will be accepted.
- Passengers must complete a Covid-19 PCR rapid test four hours before the departure of their flight. (Rapid antigen test will not be accepted).
- Passengers must complete a Covid‑19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
Whereas, the advisory also distinguished that UAE nationals are exempted from the first three conditions, but would have to accept a Covid‑19 PCR test on the entrance in Dubai.
It further added that all other travelers, excluding UAE nationals, who have been in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda in the past 14 days will not be legitimate to enter Dubai.