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Dubai amends travel rules for Emiratis, residents, tourists

 

DUBAI – Travel rules for passengers arriving or departing from Dubai have been changed following a directive by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The revisions to the protocols aim to ease hassles for passengers and exempt citizens from additional procedures without compromising on precautionary measures to ensure the safety of passengers.

Under these directives, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced a new set of travel protocols for Emiratis, residents, tourists and transit passengers travelling into and out of Dubai.

New Dubai travel rules for returning Emiratis

Arriving in Dubai: Emiratis returning to Dubai from overseas are not required to do a PCR test prior to departure, regardless of the country they are coming from and the time spent there. They will only be required to conduct a PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

Departing from Dubai: Emiratis travelling overseas from Dubai are only required to undergo a PCR test prior to departure if their destination country requires a pre-travel negative test certificate.

New Dubai travel rule for residents, tourists

Arriving in Dubai: All residents and tourists arriving in Dubai will have to undergo a PCR test prior to departure for Dubai.

Traveling from Dubai: Residents and tourists travelling overseas from Dubai are only required to undergo a PCR test prior to departure if their destination country requires a pre-travel negative test certificate.

New Dubai travel rule for transit passengers

Arriving in Dubai: Transit passengers from some countries are required to conduct a PCR test prior to departure for Dubai. The pre-travel test is also mandatory for transit passengers if their destination country requires them to do so.

Departing from Dubai: Tourists travelling overseas from Dubai are only required to undergo a PCR test prior to departure if their destination country requires a pre-travel negative test certificate.

According to the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, the new travel protocols are part of a regular process of revising and optimising precautionary measures.

The amended protocols are based on the recommendations of frontline entities combating the pandemic including the Covid-19 Command and Control Centre and the Dubai Health Authority. ICA/WAM/Expat Media


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