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The UAE Has Further Eased Restrictions For Vaccinated Residence Visa Holders From 15 Countries

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The UAE Has Further Eased Restrictions For Vaccinated Residence Visa Holders From 15 Countries

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) have announced permitting return of fully vaccinated -with World Health Organisation-approved vaccines- holders of valid UAE residence visa coming from the countries previously on the suspended list, starting from 12 September 2021.

The decision covers passengers coming from these 15 countries:

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam
  • Namibia
  • Zambia
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Uganda
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Afghanistan

The entry requirements are as follows:

  • Arriving passengers must apply via the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), and complete the vaccination application in order to get the necessary approvals, in addition to presenting the approved vaccination certification upon departure for the UAE.

 

  • A negative PCR test result, done within 48 hours before departure at an approved lab that has a QR code, must also be presented before departure.

 

  • They must also undertake a Rapid PCR test before boarding and another PCR test on the fourth and eight day of arrival while complying with all precautionary measures in place, are also required.

 

  • Children under 16 years old are exempt from these procedures.

 

  • Those who are fully vaccinated with any WHO-approved vaccines and who have been staying in one of the countries in the suspended list for more than six months since suspension decision was issued for each country, can come to the country under a new entry permit, and rectify their status after entry.

Other previously announced precautionary measured for those unvaccinated people coming from the above mentioned 15 countries remain the same

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