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UAE rubbishes rumours on travel protocol for citizens, residents

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on June 18, 2020 | Last updated on June 18, 2020 at 12.22 pm
coronavirus, covid-19, National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, Supreme Council for National Security

(alamy.com/ae)

The UAE has announced three categories of destinations for citizens and residents wanting to travel abroad from June 23.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority of the Supreme Council for National Security has denied all rumors shared on social media regarding the travel protocol for residents and citizens of the UAE.

It said that all necessary information related to the new travel guidelines were announced officially on Wednesday evening in a virtual media briefing.

It also urged the public to rely on information only from official sources.


The UAE on Wednesday announced three categories of destinations for citizens and residents wanting to travel abroad from June 23 and specified conditions for travellers.

Dr Seif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson from the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, said that countries that are allowed for Emiratis to travel to are split into three categories: low-risk where everyone can travel, medium risk (travel for specific purposes) and high-risk countries (no travel).

The mandatory conditions that travellers must adhere to before travelling include: UAE residents/citizens will have to register for the Twajudi service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, people cannot travel unless they are Covid-19 negative, they must have international health insurance and should abide by the precautionary measures at the airport.


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