ABU DHABI – Fully vaccinated residents of countries where flights are currently suspended can return to the UAE as of August 5.
In a statement Tuesday, the UAE’s National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) said Tuesday that those who have valid residence permits and are certified by Emirati authorities as fully vaccinated can enter the country.
However, the authority has clarified that those who are willing to return to the United Arab Emirates from prohibited countries must apply for entry permits online before traveling and must submit a negative result of the coronavirus test taken 48 hours before the Exit.
People who work in the medical, educational, or government sector in the country and those who are studying or receiving medical treatment are exempt from the necessary vaccination since they would be treated as humanitarian cases, the authority added in its statement.
In another important decision, the UAE has decided to lift the ban on transit passenger traffic from India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda as of August 5.
According to NCEMA, passengers traveling from countries facing the travel ban will be able to transit through UAE airports starting Thursday if they have negative results from PCR tests taken 72 hours before departure.
Travelers must also provide final destination approval, the authority said in the statement, adding that UAE airports would organize separate lounges for transit passengers.
According to the decision received from NCEMA, this is to inform you that additional categories have been added to the exemptions that can enter the UAE (details are below), as of August 5, 2021.
Additionally, passengers traveling from countries where flights have been banned will be able to transit through UAE airports from August 5, 2021 (details are below).
Procedures and other categories mentioned in previous emails regarding high-risk countries will remain unchanged.
The additional exempted categories who are allowed to enter the UAE countries affected:
1- Passengers with valid residence visas, who received all vaccination doses in the United Arab Emirates and completed 14 days after the second dose, had the vaccination certificate issued by the authorities UAE government health services (including a certificate in Al Hosn app).
2- (vaccinated and unvaccinated) Medical personnel working in the UAE, including doctors, nurses, and technicians.
3- (vaccinated and unvaccinated) Education sector personnel, including professors from universities, colleges, schools, and institutes.
4- (vaccinated and unvaccinated) Students currently studying in the United Arab Emirates.
5- (vaccinated and unvaccinated) Humanitarian cases that have valid visas (for a family reunion).
6- Government personnel (vaccinated and not vaccinated) of federal and local entities.
7- Cases of medical treatment (vaccinated and not vaccinated) in UAE.
Procedures applied for exempt categories:
a) PCR results will only be accepted from authorized laboratories that generate a QR code and are taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.
b) Rapid laboratory test before boarding at the airport of origin.
c) PCR test upon arrival.
d) Quarantine for 10 days for all arrivals and PCR on day 4 and day 8.
e) Use the medical follow-up bracelet
f) Medical follow-up of arrivals from these countries.
e) Periodic monitoring of the medical reports of passengers arriving from these countries.
1- The passenger must request approval from uaeentry.ica.gov.ae
2- The vaccination certificate must be uploaded to uaeentry.ica.gov.ae for Passengers with residence valid visas, which obtained all vaccination doses in UAE and completed 14 days after the second dose.
3- The airlines are responsible for verifying all previous requirements and approvals before boarding, and will assume the consequences in case of carrying passengers. does not accomplish the requirements.
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Transit passengers are allowed to fly through UAE airports Countries affected:
Procedures applied for Passengers in transit:
Confirm that the final destination is accepting the passenger. PCR results will only be accepted from authorized laboratories that generate a QR code and are taken within 72 hours of arrival.
Follow precautionary and preventive measures.
The airlines are responsible for verifying all the above requirements and approvals before boarding and will bear the consequences in case the passenger transport does not comply with the requirements.