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Ban on entry to the UAE for passengers from India, Pakistan now lifted – under specific conditions.


This also includes Nepal, Sri Lanka and Uganda. 

National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has tweeted that the United Arab Emirates will lift a ban on transit passenger traffic from India, Pakistan, Nigeria and other countries from 5 August.

The transit ban had also included Nepal, Sri Lanka and Uganda, it was reported by Reuters international news agency.

It was reported that such travellers would need to apply for online entry permits prior to travelling and would need to present a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure.

NCEMA also said that a ban on entry to the UAE for passengers from these countries, including India and Pakistan, would also be lifted for those with valid residencies and who are certified by Emirati authorities as fully vaccinated.

According to NCEMA’s tweet, passengers travelling from countries where flights had been suspended would be able to transit through its airports from Thursday as long as they present negative PCR tests taken 72 hours prior to departure, with the final destination approval also having to be provided.

Those working in the medical, educational or government sectors in the Gulf Arab state as well as those studying or completing medical treatment in the UAE would be exempt from the vaccination requirement as would humanitarian cases.


Source Reuters

Image source Air India Facebook page

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