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Starting today, Dubai is all set to welcome visitors from around the world with the highest standards of health and safety, in line with international protocols.
The combined efforts of the UAE’s leadership, government and tourism sector stakeholders, as well as Dubai Airports, Emirates Airlines and flydubai, have resulted in the World Travel and Tourism Council recognizing Dubai as a safe destination, giving the city a Safe Travels stamp.
With strict precautionary health measures in place, Dubai Airports prepare to welcome tourists starting July 7, 2020.
Did you know that all Emirates’ aircraft are fitted with advanced HEPA cabin air filters which are proven to filter out 99.97% of viruses on board?
If you’re travelling into Abu Dhabi from another Emirate, a negative COVID-19 test from the past 48 hours must be presented to enter.
The United Arab Emirates, represented by the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, has today announced that all citizens and residents in the UAE are now able to travel in accordance with the health preventive and precautionary requirements enforced within the UAE’s airports and the destinations’ regulations.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship share guidance for residents returning to the UAE starting 1st July.
All returning residents must complete a COVID-19 pre-examination at an accredited laboratory. As part of the first phase, accredited laboratories are currently found in 106 cities across 17 countries worldwide.
Details of Vande Bharat Mission list of flights as announced by the Ministry of External Affairs can be viewed from this link.
The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced that Dubai residents will be able to return to the emirate from Monday, June 22, and are now permitted to travel abroad from Tuesday, June 23.
They also revealed that they will begin welcoming tourists from July 7. This new announcement applies however to Dubai residence visa holders, there is no update for other Emirates yet.
There will be three categories which travel destinations have been classified:
Under medium risk categories, traveller’s or limited specific group will be allowed to travel, in cases such as emergency situations, with medical reasons or visiting family of first degree, or for military, diplomatic and official missions.
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In line with the goal to streamline the safe return of UAE residents who have been stuck outside the country amid the COVID19 outbreak, the UAE government recently announced its latest service.
Beginning from June 1, valid holders of UAE residence visas can now apply for resident’s entry permits. A dedicated portal was launched for residents to apply and obtain entry to the UAE. However, due to the volume of applications received it is strongly advised to secure an approval first prior to booking travel tickets.
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Customers can enquire and book tickets online for flights starting from July 7.
Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced flights to 24 destinations, initially, after resuming commercial operations from July 7. The airline expects to increase it to 66 destinations during the summer.
Destinations and flight frequencies will continue to be added to the schedule over the summer, a statement issued on Wednesday said.
Starting from June 15, UAE residents who plan to go to their home countries or are planning to go on holiday outside the UAE need to check the limited Emirates flights available between Dubai and various cities.
UAE residents, expatriates or tourists are still expected to adhere to COVID-19 flight and travel restrictions as this remain in place across many countries around the world.
All passengers flying to Dubai must fill-up the health declaration form and the quarantine undertaking form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff at arrival. Strict measures upon arrival in Dubai include a mandatory DHA test; a mandatory 14-day quarantine and a follow up test before release.
Here are the important links and forms from the government that you must know and fill up before travelling.
1. Expats with valid UAE Visa – Entry Permission Application
In case of web error submitting your application, you may contact ICA on +971600522222.
2. UAE Citizens must register on “Twajudi” before travelling
Twajudi is a service provided by MoFAIC, which facilitates the process of communication with its citizens in cases of crises and emergency in order to coordinate their return to the Country.
3. Passengers flying back to Dubai needs to fill the health declaration form, access it here – https://c.ekstatic.net/ecl/documents/health-declaration-e-form.pdf
4. Passengers flying back to Dubai needs to submit quarantine declaration form along with the above form –
5. Emirates Airline flight announcement to your country or destination
6. GDRFA Application form for Returning Dubai Residents
For the latest update and announcement, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC)