The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities in Dubai has introduced a revision in procedures for travellers coming from the Republic of India, South Africa and Nigeria on June 19.
That is contained in an announcement issued by the UAE Embassy in Abuja to the press.
In accordance with the assertion, the brand new guidelines issued by the Supreme Committee of Disaster and Catastrophe Administration in Dubai are efficient from June 23, the Dubai Media Workplace stated.
Additionally, that the updates are a part of the Committee’s keenness to guard passengers and ease hassles for them with out compromising on COVID-19 preventive measures, stated the Chairman of the Supreme Committee, Sheikh Mansoor Al-Maktoum.
“The Media Workplace announcement stated the up to date journey protocols are a part of a standard means of revising and optimising preventive measures primarily based on the newest native, regional and worldwide developments.
“Following the announcement, UAE provider Emirates Airways confirmed it might begin carrying passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India in accordance with the brand new protocols from June 23.
“We sit up for facilitating journey from these international locations and supporting varied travellers’ classes,” an official assertion from the airline stated.
It said that “residence visa holders from India and travellers from South Africa ought to’ve taken two doses of a vaccine authorized by UAE authorities and carry RT-PCR exams experiences from labs authorized by the federal governments of those international locations.
“However for Nigerians, vaccination will not be made necessary however all different circumstances apply.
“Along with the above, Indians must take a fast PCR check 4 hours previous to their journey.
“Whereas there are 4 vaccines within the UAE to be used on eligible people in opposition to the COVID-19 an infection – Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca, it’s unclear if the UAE has authorized vaccines administered on Indian, South African and Nigerian residents of their international locations,” it said.
In accordance with experiences, all travellers are required to current a unfavorable COVID-19 check end result taken inside 48 hours earlier than departure; nonetheless UAE residents are exempted.
Solely QR coded PCR check end result certificates are accepted. All passengers should take a fast PCR check 4 hours previous to flight departure. All passengers should bear a PCR check on arrival at Dubai Airport.
Passengers ought to bear institutional quarantine till they obtain their PCR check end result, which is anticipated inside 24 hours.
Passengers ought to produce a unfavorable PCR check certificates with a QR Code from labs authorized by the Nigerian authorities.
All passengers should bear a PCR check on arrival to Dubai Airport. Transit passengers ought to adjust to entry protocols of ultimate locations.
Entry will now be permitted to residents who’ve obtained two doses of UAE-approved vaccines, the state stated.