‘No ICA Permit’ Required For UAE Residents


Abu Dhabi International Airport, in an email notification has informed the airlines that UAE residents stranded abroad are not required to get mandatory ICA travel permit if they land in Abu Dhabi.

This is indeed a great news for UAE residents who are stranded abroad and waiting to come back to the UAE.

It is believed that the revised travel rules will come into effect from August 11.

However, all other requirement for travelling to UAE, such as the COVID-19 tests and precautionary measures remain in place. 


The Abu Dhabi Airport said on its website, “Special flights are now operating in and out of Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

“Should you be booked on one of these flights, you will be allowed access to the airport.

“However, for the sake of your own safety, and the safety of your fellow travellers, we ask that you follow the below instructions:

  • Please ensure that you and your children are wearing facemasks and disposable gloves at all times
  • Please maintain a two metre distance from other passengers at all times, be you standing, walking, or sitting.

If you are arriving in the UAE, you will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before your travel, issued no more than 96 hours prior to your arrival in the UAE.


Upon arrival, all inbound passengers will have to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 PCR test at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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