As of Wednesday, October 27, the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have adjusted the travel protocol for UAE citizens visiting countries on the travel limitation list.

Citizens returning from such countries must present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result with a QR code for a test performed within 48 hours of departure, as well as the results of another Rapid PCR Test performed not more than 6 hours before the departure time at the destination airport.

Except for UAE diplomatic missions, patients, humanitarian causes, and those studying abroad on scholarships, the protocol prohibits citizens who have not received the full doses of the vaccine from traveling, with the exception of UAE diplomatic missions, patients, and humanitarian causes, and those who are studying abroad on scholarships provided that prior approval is obtained from the official authorities.

The action intends to advance the country’s recovery strategy, increase progressive openness in all critical areas, and manage a gradual return to normalcy.

Vaccinated travelers must take a PCR test upon arrival and two further PCR tests on the fourth and eighth days, according to the procedure.

Unvaccinated travelers must undergo a PCR test upon arrival, be quarantined for ten days, and then undergo another test on the ninth day.

Source: Khaleej Times