Dubai To Permit Entry To Residents Who Have Received Both Doses Of UAE-Approved Vaccines

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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Covid cases in India, are at their highest ever, and several countries across the globe have closed borders for tourists from India. Initially, the UAE had also banned flights from India until 14 June 2021. And now, after Air India Express announcing the extension of Ban till July 6, UAE carrier- Emirates has also made a similar.  Emirates on its website have mentioned that the suspension of passenger flights from India to UAE will continue until July 6.

However, Dubai has now eased travel restrictions for vaccinated residents stuck in India. Starting 23 June, residents who have received both doses of any UAE- approved vaccine will be permitted to enter Dubai. In addition, Dubai has also released a set of rules for traveller from a few other countries.

Also read: Travelling To India From UAE? Here Are The Latest Statewise Covid-19 Rules You Must Know

What Are The Rules For Passengers Travelling From India To Dubai?

Starting, 23 June all passengers travelling from India to Dubai must have received both doses of any UAE approved vaccine. In addition, all travellers must submit a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 48 hours before departure. Passengers must also take a rapid PCR test 4 hours prior to departure. Besides, they must also undergo another PCR test upon arrival in Dubai. Passengers should undergo institutional quarantine until they receive their PCR test result, which is expected within 24 hours.

What Are The Vaccines Recognized By The UAE Government?

There are four vaccines in the UAE for use on eligible individuals against the COVID-19 infection. This includes Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca. However, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said that AstraZeneca, the covid-19 vaccine which is sold in India under the name Covishield is a UAE-approved vaccine.

Responding to residents’ queries on social media, the health authority tweeted: “Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and Covishield are the same vaccines”.

What Are The Rules For Passengers Travelling From Nigeria To Dubai?

All travellers must submit a negative PCR test report, takes 48 hours before departure. However, UAE nationals are exempt from this rule. Passengers must present a negative test report with a QR code, taken only from labs approved by the Nigerian government. Besides, all passengers must undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Dubai. Transit passengers must follow entry protocols of the final destination.

What Are The Rules For Passengers Travelling From South Africa To Dubai?

All passengers arriving from South Africa must have received two doses of any UAE-approved vaccine. All travellers must submit a negative PCR test report, takes 48 hours before departure. However, UAE nationals are exempt from this rule. Passengers must present a negative test report with a QR code, taken only from labs approved by the Nigerian government. Besides, all passengers must undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Dubai. Transit passengers must follow entry protocols of the final destination.

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