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As the number of coronavirus cases continues to decline, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to allow Indian passport holders who have never been to the country in the past 14 days to obtain tourist visas.

In addition to India, similar facilities will be extended to citizens of Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda.

This decision was made when the United Arab Emirates gradually eased travel restrictions.

Flydubai, a low-cost airline headquartered in Dubai, also announced the news on its official website. In the past 14 days. "

"For residents of the United Arab Emirates, Gulf Cooperation Council citizens or tourists arriving in Dubai, regardless of the source of travel (taken in the country of departure), the COVID-19 PCR test must be negative. Start with the test. Exceeding the entry to Dubai 72 hours before flight departure)”, flydubai said on its website.

However, all travelers would have to undergo a Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test on the day of arrival and on the 9th day after arrival in the country.

It is important to note that currently, only resident visa holders of the UAE and transit passengers are allowed to fly to the UAE.

UAE has imposed restrictions on flyers from India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda earlier this year to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 Test and Quarantine Rules In UAE

A new guideline issued the following Saturday in the United Arab Emirates states that Indian passengers can undergo a rapid PCR test 6 hours before departure instead of the current 4 hours. The United Arab Emirates requires passengers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Uganda to take this test.

The United Arab Emirates has also reinstated visas upon arrival of Indian citizens holding visas or residence permits issued by the United States, United Kingdom, or EU member states.

Passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Ras Al Khaimah Airport (RKT) are required to undergo 10 days of home quarantine and 12 days of home / facility quarantine at AUH upon arrival at RKT.

In addition, passengers must wear a medically approved wristband provided by the airport authorities after passing through the Immigration Bureau.

Passengers must download and register the Alhosn app using their UID and phone number.

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