15 Nations, Including India, Have Their Travel Restrictions Eased By The UAE

"A negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours of departure at an accredited lab with a QR code must also be presented before departure," the statement continued.

15 Nations, Including India, Have Their Travel Restrictions Eased By The UAE
15 Nations, Including India, Have Their Travel Restrictions Eased By The UAE

From September 12, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would enable fully vaccinated individuals and holders of valid UAE residency permits to return from as many as 15 countries, including India. Individuals returning to the UAE, however, will need to be immunised with a covid-19 vaccine that has been approved by the World Health Organization.

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 covered by the decision. In a joint statement, the UAE's National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) said. 

"Arrivaling travellers must apply via the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) website and complete the vaccination application in order to receive the relevant approvals, as well as produce the authorised vaccination certification upon departing for the UAE," the statement stated.

"A negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours of departure at an accredited lab with a QR code must also be presented before departure," the statement continued. 

Individuals travelling to the UAE must additionally do a Rapid PCR test before boarding and another PCR test on the fourth and eighth days after arrival, all while adhering to all preventive precautions. These treatments are not required for children under the age of 16.

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

"All other previously announced precautionary measures for unvaccinated people arriving from those countries remain in effect," the statement continued.