UAE Drops Travel Restrictions And Allows Unvacciated Residents To Fly Abroad

by Deeplata Garde
UAE Drops Travel Restrictions And Allows Unvacciated Residents To Fly Abroad

The UAE is easing travel restrictions and allowing unvaccinated Emiratis to travel abroad. However, travellers must produce a negative RT-PCR report taken within 48 hours of travel. They must also fill out travel forms in Al Hosn app to turn their application status green. Read on to know more:

Newly Announced Regulations Are Self-Evident

Internal sources have validated the declarative that passengers were formerly required to do a PCR test. To be eligible to finish the home isolation time, you must get a negative result. But now these rules have been totally scraped off. WHO has approved this exemption to around 82 countries globally. India is one of the countries to get lucky.

Passengers departing from the UAE-India will no longer be subject to obligatory home quarantine. This order comes into effect from February 14 2022.

Apart from India, others include Canada, Qatar, The United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Netherlands. Also the countries like Oman, Georgia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, and Cuba.

List Of Guidelines To Travel UAE-India

Travellers from the countries listed simply need to prove their vaccination on the Air Suvidha portal. But UAE travellers must present a clean RT-PCR test report valid for 72 hours before flying.

  1. A self-declaration form submission on the Air Suvidha platform is mandatory.
  2. If you have travelled in the past 14 days, mention it.
  3. A negative RT-PCR test took 72 hours before departure.
  4. Passengers must also make an assurance to the Ministry of Civil Aviation through the involved airlines.
  5. A subset of 2% of passengers on the aircraft has to undergo random post-arrival testing upon arrival.
  6. The airlines responsible for each aircraft must identify these individuals. They would deposit the specimens and can feel free from the airport.

Meanwhile, UAE is relaxing COVID rules for travellers even at the land borders starting March 3. PCR tests are not mandatory for fully vaccinated or those holding a COVID recovery certificate within one month of travel.
Unvaccinated travellers must take a PCR test within 48 hours of their journey.