UAE Residents And Citizens Are NO Longer Permitted To Travel For Tourism Purposes For The Foreseeable Future


Traveling for the purpose of leisure and tourism is no longer allowed, according to the UAE government.

As per news agency WAM, for those residents who would like to travel back to their home countries and return to the UAE are able to do so.

Before departing, residents and citizens must submit an application on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) website to be able to secure a permit.

Also, citizens and residents who are above 70 and suffer with chronic diseases will not be allowed to travel.

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UAE citizens and residents will have to register and apply via prior to traveling

There are conditions when planning to depart

The official spokesperson of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) states that some destinations will require a Covid-19 test to be taken 48 hours before the travel date. The tests must show negative to be eligible to fly out, otherwise traveling will not be granted.

A declaration from the airlines must be completed by the traveler to make sure the country being traveled to is of medium or high-risk.

According to NCEMA, permission to travel outside the UAE will be granted on a case-by-case basis

The official spokesperson said that based on the risk levels and health status in the country where the traveler wishes to depart to. They will be permitted only after a case-by-case assessment is done to avoid health risks.

If you are ill abroad, you must go through the following steps:

  • If citizens fall ill, they should visit the nearest medical centre.
  • In the case a Covid-19 test comes positive, the traveler must inform the UAE embassy within the country they are in.
  • Travelers coming back showing symptoms of Covid-19 will have to go to the health center at their local airport and get isolated until their condition is reassessed.
  • Once the PCR test is taken after the 14 day quarantine, the traveler can then depart.

People working in vital sectors coming back from low-risk countries have to quarantine themselves for only 7 days

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