Travelling From India To Dubai? Here Are The New Rules That You Must Follow

by Sanjana Shenoy
Travelling From India To Dubai? Here Are The New Rules That You Must Follow

The UAE closed its borders for travellers from India in late April. This came in the backdrop of countries like India suffering from a severe Covid second wave. Now, after 4 months, the UAE has opened its borders once again. Dubai also announced a relaxation of travel restrictions from countries like India. If you wish to travel to Dubai from India, here’s what you must know.

Rules You Must Follow When Travelling From Dubai To India

Who can travel to Dubai? Well, Dubai residence visa holders can travel to Dubai from India. But they can do so only if they have the necessary approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).  This is a government entity that regulates both entry and exit of international travellers from Dubai along with the residency of foreign nationals. Moreover, they must produce Covid negative test results. According to The Indian Express, these are the two requirements that travellers from India to Dubai must fulfil. The vaccination status of these travellers will not be taken into account by airline representatives at check-in counters as per The Khaleej Times.

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Take 2 Doses Of Covid Vaccine Approved By The UAE

Emirates Airline support executive revealed on Twitter that Dubai residence visa holders can travel if they have a printout of GDRFA approval, a negative Rapid PCR test taken 4 hours before travel and a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure. Earlier the Dubai government informed passengers can travel from India to Dubai if they have received 2 doses of a UAE approved vaccine. The 4 vaccines approved by the UAE government are Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca. Meanwhile, until it’s safe to travel to the UAE, here are 10 things you can add to your bucket list in Dubai.