UK Government Issues New Travel Rules As UAE Eases Restrictions

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 1962

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, the UK has rolled out a set of new travel guidelines for all travellers arriving from UAE.

Rules For People Traveling From UAE To UK

With Emirates resuming operations from 15 June, 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.

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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.

The UAE government announced that visas (visit visas, residency visas) and entry permits that expired after 1 March 2020 are now valid until the end of December 2020. And in case you didn’t know Bali Might Welcome Tourists By October. Apart from Bali, Portugal has also opened doors to tourists from select countries

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What Else?

Meanwhile, restriction of movement in Abu Dhabi has been extended by a week, starting 9 June. The restriction was put in place on 2 June when the capital conducted a mass Covid-19 testing to contain the spread. The ban was meant to last for a week.

Following this, Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and the Department of Health Abu Dhabi decided to to extend the ban for another seven days.

The ban covers movements between Abu Dhabi’s regions as well as in and out of the emirate. The movement restriction applies to all Abu Dhabi residents, including UAE Nationals. However, employees in vital sectors, and chronic disease patients visiting hospitals are exempted from the ban.

In case you need to travel during the curfew hours, a permit system is in place. You can fill out the the permits at, es.adpolice.gov.ae.

The current timings for the programme are between 10pm and 6am the following day.

Author

  • Research, science labs and of course nerdy glasses – that’s what my life was all about until I finally woke up to realise how much I loved food, travel and telling tales. A chai addict, a moody writer and mother to a smallie, my journey as a writer began with The Times of India. And now, here I am in Dubai pursuing my passion and exploring a new city, all in one go!