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Which Covid vaccinations are permitted for UAE flights from prohibited countries?

Residents who are properly vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed access under the new categories announced on Tuesday. Travelers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda are eligible for the exemptions.

Residents in the UAE should have gotten both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination, according to the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA). At least 14 days previous to travel, the second dose should have been taken.

Five vaccines are approved for use in the UAE:

Other types of residents allowed to travel in from the six nations include health workers, teachers, humanitarian cases, and those employed in federal and local government institutions, in addition to properly vaccinated citizens. The list of exempted categories includes crews of foreign cargo and transit aircraft, select businessmen and businesswomen, and staff in critical roles.

Emirates and Etihad on standby to return stranded residents

Please read the Emirates Airlines website for updated information on the latest travel requirements for passengers arriving from India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda Summarized below:

  1. All UAE Residents should have been full vaccinated – which means received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in the UAE.
  2. The second dose should have been taken at least 14 days prior to travel
  3. Returnees must carry a vaccination certificate
  4. All UAE Residents from restricted countries must get an approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA). (ICA website)
  5. Negative result from a PCR test with QR code taken no later than 48 hours from the time of departure.
  6. Passengers must complete a Covid19 rapid test four hours before the departure of their flight.
  7. Pre-entry GDRFA approval is a must for exempted residents returning to Dubai

Sources: Khaleej Times

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