Leaving on a jet plane? UAE will allow residents and citizens to travel abroad from June 23
The UAE will allow all citizens and residents to travel to countries that have been deemed “low-risk” from June 23 onwards.
This news was announced by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) which said that all countries have been classified into three categories, the first of which is ‘low-risk’. The second category is medium risk, to which “only a limited category of citizens are allowed to travel to in case of emergency, namely for necessary medical reasons, visiting first-degree family members, or for military, diplomatic and official missions”.
The third category is “high risk”, to which travel is “categorically banned”.
There are set rules in place for all those travelling abroad from the UAE:
1. All citizens and residents have to apply for a travel request through the Federal Authority for Citizenship and Identity’s website and register in the Twajudi service prior to travel.
2. All travellers to undergo a Covid-19 test before travel as the health regulations in the country of destination may require a test result which dates back to no more than 48 hours before the travel date. The test result has to be displayed at the country’s airports via the Alhosn app. Only travellers who tested negative for the virus will be allowed to travel.
3. People aged over 70 years old will not be allowed to travel. People with chronic diseases are also advised not to travel for their safety.
4. An international medical insurance covering the country of destination is a must have for all travellers.
5. Everyone must comply with preventive measures at the airports, including wearing face masks, gloves, constant sanitization of hands and maintaining safe physical distance.
6. People with more than 37.8 C or higher temperature or those with respiratory disease symptoms will be isolated. Any persons suspected to have contracted Covid-19 won’t be allowed to travel to ensure his and other’s safety.
7. Emirati and resident travellers must fill the required individual health accountability form, which includes an agreement to undergo quarantine upon return and not to go to destinations other than the ones applied to.