At the Dubai International Airport.


Dubai eases entry restrictions on India, South Africa, Nigeria


DUBAI – Dubai has eased entry restrictions on travelers from India, South Africa and Nigeria, allowing expats with UAE visas to return to the emirate if they are fully vaccinated.

According to the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai on Saturday (June 19), the new rule is effective from Wednesday (June 23).

Only travelers from India, South Africa and Nigeria who received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, and have valid UAE residence visa can enter Dubai.

The approved vaccines in the UAE are: Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sputnik and Oxford-AstraZeneca (Covishield in India).

The travelers must also present a negative test certificate from a PCR test taken 48 hours before their flight to Dubai.

For passengers from India, a further rapid PCR test is required four hours prior to their flight to Dubai. They must also undergo another PCR test on arrival and quarantine until they receive their PCR test result.

For Nigerian travelers, their negative PCR test certificate must carry a QR code and the test must be approved by the Nigerian government. ICA/Expat Media

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