UAE Reopens to African Countries; List Here

by Deeplata Garde
UAE Reopens to African Countries; List Here

Arrivals from many African Countries have resumed in the United Arab Emirates. From January 29, travellers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kongo, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe will be able to re-enter the UAE. The NCEMA released the travel updates. Updated entry rules for travellers arriving from Uganda, Ghana, and Rwanda have also been issued by the authorities.

What Documents Would Be Required To Enter UAE From African Countries?

Passengers from these countries must now provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate. Accompanied with a QR code for a test performed at an authorised facility within 48 hours of departure.

They must also provide a negative COVID-19 quick test certificate. Again with a QR code for a test performed within 6 hours of departure at the departure airport. Also, complete a PCR test upon arrival. Passengers will undergo tests when they arrive. The three tests are mandatory for anyone travelling from Uganda, Ghana, and Rwanda.

When Will The Declarative Come In Effect?

The Dubai airline first suspended flights from these African nations, plus Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, on December 28. It was done as a precaution against the spread of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron. At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, the modifications will take effect.

Who Are Not Eligible To Fly To UAE?

Previously, UAE nationals, their first-degree relatives, and diplomatic mission workers were among the exempted. Now, only the residents of African nations who have COVID-19 symptoms are not eligible. The ones who are not fully vaccinated, cannot enter UAE. Also, the ones with positive test reports can’t travel UAE from Africa.

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