The government of Dubai in the United Arab Nations (UAE) on June 19 announced travel relaxations for passengers from India, South Africa and Nigeria. Following the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases during the second wave of the pandemic, the UAE, on April 24, had closed its borders for travellers from India.
The changes will come into effect from Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
However, the entry is permitted to residents who have received two doses of Covid-19 vaccines approved by the UAE government. Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca are the UAE government-approved vaccines.
The passengers, except UAE citizens, are required to present a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 48 hours before departure.
Also, the passengers should possess a rapid PCR test result taken 4 hours before the flight departure. And only QR coded PCR test result certificates are accepted. Besides these, all have to undergo a PCR test on arrival at Dubai Airport.
The passengers have to be in institutional quarantine until they receive their PCR test result, which is expected within 24 hours. At the same time, UAE citizens and diplomats are exempted from this.