UAE Updates Travel Guidelines For India and Pakistan

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 04 August 2021
UAE Updates Travel Guidelines For India and Pakistan
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The National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) announced on Tuesday the United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan.

NCEMA said on Twitter that passengers travelling from countries where flights had been banned would be able to transit through its airports from Aug. 5 and a negative PCR coronavirus test taken 72 hours prior to departure should be presented

UAE departure airports would arrange separate lounges for transiting passengers and final destination approval would also have to be provided.

The transit ban had also included Nepal, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Nigeria.

NCEMA said a ban on entry to the UAE for passengers from these countries would also be lifted for those with valid residencies and who are certified by Emirati authorities as fully vaccinated.

However, they would need to apply for online entry permits prior to travelling and would need to present a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure.

Those working in the medical, educational or government sectors in the Gulf Arab state, as well as those studying or completing medical treatment in the UAE, would be exempt from the vaccination requirement as would humanitarian cases.