UAE Announces New Travel Rules For British Tourists Visiting Dubai

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
UAE Announces New Travel Rules For British Tourists Visiting Dubai

Dubai Media Office announced on 21 June that Dubai is all set to welcome tourists from 7 July. Dubai holidays are a favourite among British tourists. However, the last couple of months have banned people from making any travel plans due to the lockdown in the UK and UAE. But, now that Dubai has eased restrictions, and is all set to welcome British tourists.

However, a set of new rules have been laid for UK travellers visiting Dubai and heavy fines are in place for violators. On that note, here are 10 other places that are slowly reopening tourism.

Guidelines For UK Travellers Visiting Dubai

Firstly, all travelers must test for Covid-19, no more than 72 hours before their flight. They must also fill out a health declaration form, a quarantine form, and have international health insurance. Upon arrival, a certificate proving negative for Covid must be provided at the airport. Failure to do so will result in a re-test.

All travellers must undergo thermal checks and those suspected will be re-tested. Those who test positive must be quarantine for 14 days at an institutional facility provided by the government at your expense. Besides, all passengers must download the government tracing app for the duration of their stay. Those who fail to install or register with the app could be fined up to AED 10,000. A fine of AED 3000 is also applicable for not wearing a face mask in public.

Guidelines For People Traveling From UAE To UK

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) rolled out a list of guidelines for anyone travelling from UAE to the UK. All passengers arriving in the UK from the UAE must enter a 14-day quarantine. Besides, travellers must provide their journey and contact details up to 48 hours before landing in the UK.

However, in a recent update the UK stated that it will be scrapping its compulsory 14-day quarantine rules for travellers returning from certain destinations. These countries include France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark but so far the UAE has not been mentioned. The UK is expected to publish the full list of countries that will be exempt from the quarantine rules in the next few days.

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Travellers arriving in the UK will be under self-isolation for the first 14 days. In addition, those who fail to refurbish travel and contact details will be fined up to £100. Travelers who break this rule more than once will be fine more. Further, those who fail to self-isolate will be fined up to £1,000.

The FCO also added that while the UAE has eased restrictions, travellers must monitor the government closely as things may be subject to change at short notice.

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