At the Dubai International Airport.
PHOTO BY ARCHIVE
DUBAI – The UAE is easing international travel restrictions, allowing Emiratis and expatriates to start traveling from the UAE to select destinations abroad starting on June 23.
The new rule for international travel is separate from existing travel rules for those wishing to return to their home countries for repatriation.
Dr. Seif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson from the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, on Wednesday said that conditions need to be met before any Emirati or expatriate is allowed to travel abroad. Here’s all you need to know.
No. Leisure travel will not be allowed this time.
You are free to travel to countries classified by the UAE as low-risk.
Travel will be allowed to specific countries with medium risk but this will be limited to instances such as medical treatment, professional work, studies and diplomatic missions.
Travel to high-risk countries will not be allowed.
No. You cannot travel anywhere else that you haven’t declared in your travel application form.
Not everyone. People above the age of 70 are not allowed to travel and those with underlying health issues are discouraged from travelling.
Individuals with temperature more than 38ºC will be isolated upon arrival at the airport, while those with symptoms will not be allowed to travel.
Yes. Emiratis and residents or expatriates with residence visa will need to register for the Twajudi service of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) before travelling.
Yes. You cannot travel unless you can prove that you are Covid-19 negative.
Yes. You must have international health insurance before you are allowed to travel.
Yes, you need to wear a facemask and gloves, and should abide by the precautionary measures at the airport.
You must carry a travel file that includes your health status or coronavirus test result, and ID cards. You should also download the Al Hosn app.
You must visit the nearest medical centre for emergency testing.
An Emirati who tests positive for Covid-19 during the trip abroad must inform the UAE embassy in that country.
You need to fill in a personal responsibility form through the Al Hosn app.
Yes. You will be asked to undergo home quarantine for 14 days, which could be reduced to 7 days if you are coming from low-risk countries. If home quarantine is not possible, you can opt for hotel quarantine at your expense. ICA/Expat Media
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