UAE residents cannot leave the country for holidays
Dubai residents have been informed that any and all travel for recreational purposes is not allowed right now. While this may change as when the global situation with the pandemic imporves for now, they can only travel for medical reasons, to study, for a diplomatic mission, official government business, private sector business trips, business travel in commercial and economic sectors.
A spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) made the announcement on Wednesday, July 1.
The statement said: “We confirm that leisure and tourism will not be permitted in the current period. Essential travel is permitted as already outlined but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis according to risk levels and health status in other countries.
If you plan on travelling for business or one of the approved reasons, you’ll need to submit your ID number, residency visa and passport along with official documents such as letter from your employer.
However, residents still need to apply for an entry permit before coming back to UAEbefore booking return tickets.
Travellers will also be required to fill out a 'Health Declaration' form before landing at the airport, and follow all the precautionary and regulatory procedures required upon arrival. Passengers must also ensure that the Al Hosn mobile application is loaded and activated.
A PCR test is also mandatory at the airport followed by 14-day home quarantine. The quarantine will only be 7 days for returnees for low-risk countries.