Guidelines For Travel To Gulf Countries, Singapore & Malaysia

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Low-cost airline Air India Express has started its flights from India to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman, Muscat, Salalah, Doha, Singapore, Malaysia and Bahrain under the Phase 5 of Vande Bharat Mission.

The airline has also shared the Guidelines for all Gulf Countries, Singapore, and Malaysia and explain who can travel to these countries and what are the requirement for travel.

Here is all the guidelines share by Air India Express:

1. Guidelines For Travel To Dubai

Only Resident Permit Passengers with the stamped copy in the passport can travel from India to UAE

These passengers MUST have :-

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  • A valid ICA or GDRFA approval
  • For all passengers above 12 years old, a valid Negative COVID – 19 PCR test report in the printed form, from a government-approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a Certified designated laboratory which is available on screening.purehealth.ae website, no older than 96 hours is required. Children below the age of 12 years old are exempted from COVID – 19 PCR test.
  • Health Declaration Form for Dubai, Quarantine Undertaking form for Dubai to be filled and submitted at Dubai Airport on arrival (forms available on http://blog.airindiaexpress.in/) and
  • A Downloaded COVID-19 – DXB Smart App

2. Guidelines For Travel To Abu Dhabi

Only Resident Permit Passengers with the stamped copy in the passport can book from India to UAE.

  • A valid ICA or GDRFA approval
  • For all passengers above 12 years old, a valid Negative COVID – 19 PCR test report in the printed form, from a government-approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a Certified designated laboratory which is available on screening.purehealth.ae website, no older than 96 hours is required. Children below the age of 12 years old are exempted from COVID – 19 PCR test.
  • Health Declaration Form for Abu Dhabi, Quarantine Undertaking form for Abu Dhabi to be filled and submitted at Abu Dhabi Airport on arrival (forms available on http://blog.airindiaexpress.in/) and
  • A Downloaded ALHOSN Mobile Smart App.

3. Guidelines For Travel To Sharjah

Only Resident Permit Passengers with the stamped copy in the passport can book from India to UAE.

  • A valid ICA or GDRFA approval
  • For all passengers above 12 years old, a valid Negative COVID – 19 PCR test report in the printed form, from a government-approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a Certified designated laboratory which is available on screening.purehealth.ae website, no older than 96 hours is required. Children below the age of 12 years old are exempted from COVID – 19 PCR test.
  • Health Declaration Form for Sharjah, Quarantine Undertaking form for Sharjah to be filled and submitted at Sharjah Airport on arrival (forms available on http://blog.airindiaexpress.in/) and
  • A Downloaded ALHOSN Mobile Smart App.

4. Guidelines For Travel To Oman, Muscat & Salalah

  • Omani Nationals can enter Oman and will be subjected to 14 days of domestic quarantine.
  • Only those passengers are allowed to enter Oman if special permission is granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oman either through their Embassy or Sponsor. Such passengers are subjected to 14 days Institutional Quarantine
  • All passengers must download and start the registration process on the Tarassud+ application before arrival
  • Pay an amount of OMR 5 to obtain a tracking bracelet to wear during the quarantine.
  • All visitors are required to have health insurance valid for the full duration of their stay in Oman.

5. Guidelines For Travel To Doha

Only Permanent Residency Holders of Qatar can travel effective 01st August 2020 after obtaining an Exceptional Entry Permit to Return from Qatar Government Portal.

Return Permanent Residency passengers after obtaining the Exceptional Entry Permit to Return to Qatar MUST:

  • Install EHTERAZ app in their mobile phones
  • Book a quarantined hotel for one week through “Discover Qatar”, before arriving at Qatar
  • A PCR test will be taken upon arrival in Qatar OR Passenger may carry a negative COVID-19 PCR test not less than 48 hours prior to departure from an accredited Medical Centre in India.

For more information regarding quarantine/ accredited medical centers overseas, you can refer to the Ministry of Public Health, Qatar

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website: https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Precautions-for-lifting-restrictions/Pages/default.aspx

6. Guidelines For Travel To Malaysia

  • Indian nationals belonging to certain category/status are permitted to enter Malaysia. Details of such categories are available on this link
  • All passengers traveling to Malaysia MUST:
    • Sign Letter of Undertaking and Indemnity (LoU) (not required for Malaysian Nationals)
    • Obtain Notice of Travel to Malaysia from an accredited Malaysian Diplomatic Mission in Delhi/Mumbai/ Chennai (not required for Malaysian Nationals)
    • Download, activate and register MySejahtera application
  • Transit Passengers will be permitted to travel ONLY if:
    • Transit time is WITHIN 48 hours
    • Hand Baggage weighing 7 kgs and fits into the overhead bins, Check-in baggage will not be allowed.
    • Confirmed onward ticket and permission for entry into a destination are mandatory.
    • Transit without leaving the Transit Hall.
    • Passengers must book and stay at Sama-Sama Express Hotel, KLIA located at Satellite Building at KLIA near the C5 gate for Transit above 24 hours.

Transit passengers are required to check the Government Website of the destination country for the latest updates on transit procedures.

  • Passengers Travelling to Hong Kong MUST have:
    • A valid Negative Nucleic Acid Test for COVID-19, sample for which within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong.
    • The report must have the passenger’s name and identity card or passport number.
    • A letter issued by the local Government certifying the laboratory/ healthcare institution is recognized or approved by the Government.
    • Confirmation of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the date of arrival.

7. Guidelines For Travel To Singapore

  • Indian nationals belonging to certain category/status are permitted to
    enter Singapore. Details of such categories are available on this link
  • Transfer / Transit passengers NOT to be accepted.

8. Guidelines For Travel To Bahrain

The Kingdom of Bahrain has currently suspended carriage of passengers from India to Bahrain till further notice.


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