The UAE on Tuesday announced that the country would allow entry to stranded residents of India and five other countries.

As per the announcement, the exemption applies to all residents travelling from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda.

All residency visa holders in the UAE receiving both doses of the coronavirus vaccine are among the new categories, who will be allowed to travel to the UAE from August 5.

They must have received a second vaccine dose at least 14 days before travel and have a certificate that proves it.

Categories allow entry into UAE from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda

  1. Those who have a valid residency visa, have received two doses of the vaccine in the UAE, and have received the second dose, as well as 14 days have elapsed from receiving a vaccination certificate approved by official authorities in the country.
  2. Medical personnel working in the country including doctors, nurses, technicians.
  3. Those working in the educational field teach in universities, colleges, schools and institutions.
  4. Students studying in the country.
  5. People who are eligible for humanitarian assistance with a valid residency visa.
  6. Activists in federal and local government officials.
  7. Cases of those who completed treatment in the country.

Travel Requirements

  1. Submit a request on the website of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship to obtain the necessary approvals.
  2. Vaccination certificate attested by the concerned authorities in the country.
  3. Submit a pre-PCR test within (48) hours from the date of departure, provided the tests are from accredited laboratories and have a QR code.
  4. That lab test is done before boarding the plane.
  5. They should follow precautionary and preventive measures on arrival, which include quarantine and PCR tests, apart from follow-up and health monitoring.


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