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Recently, the United Arab Emirates announced starting from Monday 30th Aug 2021 it will start issuing new visas to all tourists fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The move comes amid a drop in coronavirus infections in the Gulf country after it reported less than 1,000 cases per day last week for the first time in months.

The UAE’s decision to reopen its doors to tourists from all countries was taken in order “to achieve sustainable recovery and economic growth”, the official WAM news agency reported on Saturday.

Those eligible would have to be fully inoculated with one of the Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, which include;

  • AstraZeneca
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Sinopharm and
  • Sinovac

“The decision applies to citizens of all countries, including those arriving from previously banned countries,” WAM said.

“Passengers arriving on tourist visas must take a mandatory PCR test at the airport,” it added.

Guidelines For Passengers Travelling From India to Dubai

Holders of all types of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates (i.e. employment visa, short stay/long-stay visa, visit visa, residence visa newly issued, etc.,) are permitted to travel to Dubai, effective from Monday 30th August 2021 at 0001hrs.

Travel Requirement for all Passengers for travel from India to Dubai

  • Hold an approval granted by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship approval (ICA) OR an approval granted by GDRFA to enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE); For the holders of residence visa only;
  • Present a VALID Negative Covid-19 Test certificate that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, (48) hours from the time of collecting the sample and from an approved health service, which uses a QR code System.
  • Present a Rapid PCR test report that should be based on molecular diagnostic testing intended for the qualitative detection of nucleic acid for SARS-COV-2 viral RNA; conducted at the departure airport prior to no (6) hours of departure, provided with a QR code system.

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