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Sharjah reopens airports to tourists as rules ease


SHARJAH – Tourists and visitors from all countries are now permitted to travel to Sharjah provided all requirements for entry are met, authorities announced.

All travellers must have international health insurance and a negative PCR test report conducted not more than four days before their date of travel, according to the Sharjah Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Committee.

They will have to show these at the time of entry. They will have to undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Sharjah’s airport or ports.

The visitors will also have to fill a health disclosure and hand it over to the competent authorities at the port.

They will have to self-quarantine at their hotel or place of residence until the results of the PCR test.


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All travellers must adhere to the safety procedures and guidelines stipulated by the UAE government and other countries.

They must disclose all medical symptoms and underlying conditions, if any, before travelling to and returning through the ports of the emirate. They will also need to fill out the form provided by the airlines.

Mandatory Covid-19 test for Sharjah tourists

All visitors to Sharjah must have a negative Covid-19 test report, conducted not more than 96 hours earlier, before arriving at the emirate’s airport and ports.

Visitors will have to undergo another Covid-19 test once they arrive, regardless of their earlier negative report.

They must subject themselves to self-quarantine at their residence until the results of their Covid-19 test are notified. In case, the result is positive, they will have to undergo home or health quarantine up to a period stipulated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.

In case the traveller is Covid-19 positive, the period of medical isolation is 14 days, with the travellers or their sponsor bearing the expenses of treatment and isolation.

In the event of non-compliance of quarantine restrictions, they will be liable to strict legal action and penalties.

All these travel guidelines and procedures will be updated and reviewed from time to time, according to the committee. ICA/Expat Media

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