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Covid: Fresh Dubai travel rules announced for South Africa, Nigeria

Web report/Dubai
Filed on June 19, 2021
Photo: Reuters

The new protocols will go into effect from June 23.


Dubai on Saturday eased travel restrictions for passengers from South Africa and Nigeria, effective Wednesday, June 23.

A slew of revised Covid protocols has been put in place to ensure continued public safety, as the emirate relaxed its previous suspension of arrivals from both countries.

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If you're travelling from either South Africa or Nigeria to Dubai, here's all you need to know:

Passengers from South Africa to Dubai:

1. Passengers should have received two doses of a vaccine approved by UAE authorities.

2. Passengers must present a negative test result for a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure. UAE citizens are exempted.

3. All passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport.

4. Transit passengers should comply with entry protocols of the final destination.

Passengers from Nigeria to Dubai:

1. Passengers must have received a negative test result for a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure. UAE citizens are exempted.

2. Passengers should present a negative PCR test certificate with a QR code from labs approved by the Nigerian government.

3. All passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport.

4. Transit passengers should comply with entry protocols of their final destination.





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