Dubai travel: Emirates issues visa, Covid-19 test guidelines for tourists

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Dubai - GDRFA or ICA approval is not required for tourists travelling to the UAE.

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Published: Tue 31 Aug 2021, 9:21 AM

Last updated: Tue 31 Aug 2021, 9:34 AM

Dubai-based carrier, Emirates, has issued guidelines for tourists on Tuesday. The fresh travel update comes after UAE authorities announced the resumption of visit visas to Covid-vaccinated tourists from August 30.

Holders of all types of visa and/or entry permits granted by authorities in the UAE can now fly to Dubai. The approved visa categories are: Employment, short or extended stay, visit, and newly issued residence visa.

Here are the procedures for tourists travelling to Dubai:

- Check if you need a visa. Depending on your nationality you can get a visa on arrival, or you can apply for your prearranged visit visa from Dubai Immigration before you travel.

- GDRFA or ICA approval is not required for tourists travelling to the UAE.

Passengers arriving from the following countries must follow specific protocols:

Also read: Holders of UAE residency visa from any emirate can fly to Dubai

Covid-19 test protocols for travellers from Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Indonesia are as follows:

- A valid negative Covid‑19 PCR test certificate with a QR code issued within 48 hours of the time the sample was collected from an approved health facility

- A rapid PCR test report with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within six hours of departure

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