At the Dubai International Airport.


UAE bans entry of passengers coming from Vietnam starting June 5


DUBAI – Starting on Saturday (June 5), passengers coming from Vietnam will not be allowed entry into the UAE, according authorities.

According to the General Civil Aviation Authority and the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, the entry ban applies to all travelers who were in Vietnam in the last 14 days before their trip to the UAE, as well as transit passengers.

Passengers on transit flights coming to the UAE and heading to Vietnam are exempted from the entry ban.

Flights to transport passengers from the UAE to Vietnam will continue to operate, as well as cargo flights between UAE and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, an entry ban on travelers from India to UAE has been extended until July 6. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka have also been added to the list, in addition to Nigeria and South Africa. The entry ban on travelers from these countries is subject to regular review.

Starting on 11:59 pm on Friday (June 11), the UAE will also implement an entry ban on travelers from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and  Uganda.

Authorities said exemptions will be made for Emiratis and their first degree relatives, accredited members of diplomatic missions, official delegations, chartered flights by businessmen, as well as golden and silver visa holders who have received prior approval, and those who have received the complete vaccine doses at least 28 days before their flight.

‎‏The holders of essential jobs according to the classification of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and crews of foreign shipment and transit aircraft are exempted, provided they obtain a negative PCR test for Covid-19 within 48 hours of departure and upon arrival and adherence to quarantine until departure.

Exempted groups must undergo a 10-day quarantine and take a PCR test upon arrival at the UAE airport, and on the fourth and eighth day after entering the country.

The validity of the PCR test period has been reduced from 72 hours to 48 hours before travel, provided that it is administered by accredited laboratories that issue results with a QR code.

‎‏Travelers from Vietnam or any of the countries in the UAE’s travel suspension list who are coming through other countries must stay in those countries for at least 14 days before they are allowed to enter the UAE. ICA/Expat Media

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