Starting August 30 onwards, all vaccinated tourists are allowed to enter UAE, boosting tourism.
Ahhhhh!! Some sigh of relief for the tourists around the world. Finally, the government of the UAE has given a green signal to allow all vaccinated travelers to enter UAE. COVID-19 has put a great halt on the tourism sector but the recent decision made by the Government will ensure not only tourism boost but sustainable recovery and economic growth as well. But do you know why this decision is finally been taken? Well, the move comes amidst a drop in Coronavirus cases across UAE, after it reported less than 1,000 cases per day last week for the first time in months.
Travelers Who Received WHO-Approved Covid-19 Vaccines Will Be Allowed To Enter UAE
Yes, the tourists have been given the green signal to enter the UAE but here is the deal! Only individuals inoculated with WHO-approved vaccines will be allowed to enter UAE. Now, which ones are WHO-approved vaccines you ask? well, The WHO-approved list includes the AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, and Sinovac vaccines.
Tourist Visas Are Also Open For Passengers From Where Travel Was Previously Restricted
Here is good news for all the previously banned countries! Almost 14 countries including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc. were banned from entering the UAE due to a steep rise in coronavirus cases. But the recent decision applies to citizens of all countries, including those arriving from previously banned countries provided they submit proof they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Proof Of Vaccinations Can Be Submitted Via ICA Platforms And The Al Hosn App
All the travelers and tourists who plan to travel to UAE after the ease in the travel restriction, need to register their vaccination proofs on ICA platforms and Al Husn App. This simple move will help you get maximum benefits provided to those vaccinated in the UAE.
Rapid Test Upon Arrival
Not just PCR tests are made mandatory for all travelers. Besides, passengers arriving on tourist visas must take a mandatory rapid PCR test at the airport on arrival.
Last but not the least, all previous rules for those unvaccinated, including exempted categories, remain in place.
A statement by The National Authority for Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster Management and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship said the decision to open up visit visa applications for fully vaccinated tourists was “in line with the UAE’s strategy to strike a balance between the interests of public health and sustainable economic recovery”.