UAE lifted entry ban for foreign residents subject to vaccination

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By Fayyaz Sidhu

The United Arab Emirates UAE lifted the ban for foreign visitors to get entry subject to full vaccination approved by World Health Organisation. Now UAE has opened all suspended countries for getting entry in UAE.

UAE lifted entry ban for foreign residents subject to vaccinationExpo 2020 world fair was delayed due to a pandemic in Dubai one of the UAE’s seven Emirates and now it is rescheduled to October 1st 2021. All businessmen and tourism industry is relying upon foreign visitors to boost up their economy which was curbed due to pandemic.

Organisers had previously said that remaining UAE flight restrictions imposed to curb coronavirus infections to be lifted in time of Expo 2020.

Countries from which residents were restricted to get entry in UAE are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa, Nigeria and Afghanistan. However approval must be taken from the UAE government to return and various PCR tests must be taken, the UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said on Twitter.

Now people can apply for UAE visas through the official website and passengers would have to complete a vaccination application in order to get the necessary approvals and present the approved vaccination certification upon departure for the emirates.

“A negative PCR test result, done within 48 hours before departure at an approved lab that has a QR code, must also be presented before departure,” the publication said. People must take a rapid PCR test before boarding, on the fourth, and on the eight-day of their arrival to the country, the publication added. Passengers under 16 years of age are exempt from these procedures, it said.

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