UAE Nationals Still Not Allowed To Travel To 16 Countries, Including India

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The General Civil Aviation Authority said that UAE nationals are still not allowed to travel to countries from where travel was previously suspended including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.

However, UAE nationals who fall into the following categories can travel to these countries;

  • Those required for a diplomatic mission or official economic & scientific mission.
  • Those going for an urgent medical treatment.
  • Passengers that are required for an official mission.

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) decision applies to all airlines that operate flights to/from UAE and the following countries:

S. No.Name of Country
1Afghanistan
2Bangladesh
3Democratic Republic of Congo
4Indonesia
5India
6Liberia
7Namibia
8Nepal
9Nigeria
10Pakistan
11Uganda
12Sierra Leone
13South Africa
14Sri Lanka
15Vietnam
16Zambia

The GCAA in the safety decision further said that the UAE government is closely monitoring the situation and will provide further updates and instructions as necessary.

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UAE Residents Categories Allowed To Travel

UAE residents provided they are vaccinated and above 16. The following requirements shall be complied with for vaccinated residents:

  • The vaccine is approved for use by WHO.
  • They have taken full vaccination doses.
  • They hold an entry permit issued by ICA or GDRFA as applicable.

UAE Residents non-vaccinated limited to following categories

  • Medical staff working in the UAE including Doctors, Nurses & medical technicians;
  • Staff in the educational sector in the UAE and teachers working in schools, universities and other education institutions;
  • Students currently studying in the UAE;
  • Humanitarian cases (Reuniting families with valid resident visa);
  • Staff of UAE Federal and local government and authorities; and
  • Continuing medical therapy in the UAE.
  • All above mentioned categories shall hold an entry permit issued by ICA or GDRFA as applicable.

Visitors provided they are vaccinated and above 16. The following requirements shall be complied with for vaccinated visitors:

  • The vaccine is approved for use by WHO;
  • They have taken full vaccination doses; and
  • They hold an entry permit issued by ICA or GDRFA as applicable;

(With Inputs From Gulf News)


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