Covid: UAE ministry issues travel advisory

Dubai - Pre- and post-travel and at-destination guidelines issued.

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(Wam file photo used for illustrative purpose)
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Published: Sun 28 Feb 2021, 2:33 PM

Last updated: Sun 28 Feb 2021, 2:52 PM

UAE citizens and expats are getting increasingly confident about travelling amid Covid. Airlines are launching multiple offers to encourage people to travel even as they adhere to all Covid safety regulations.


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In line with this sentiment, the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued guidelines for travelling amid Covid-19:

>> Pre-travel:

- Depending on the destination, a pre-travel PCR test may be required.

- UAE citizens must register in the Twajudi service.

- Everyone must comply with the Covid-19 preventive measures and directives.

>> At the destination:

- Monitor your health and seek help the moment you notice any symptoms like high body temperature, coughing, sneezing, difficulty breathing, loss of sense of taste or smell, etc.

- In case a traveller is infected with Covid-19, he/she should head to the nearest emergency centre.

- UAE nationals can get in touch with the diplomatic missions in their destination country.

>> Post-travel:

- A negative PCR test is needed before returning to the UAE.

- If a person shows Covid symptoms on landing in the UAE, he/she will be isolated and evaluated at the health centre in the airport.

- Adhere to local and federal rules related to Covid-19. (Read our list of rules to be followed as you land in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah airports.)

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