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Holidays from UAE amid Covid: Quarantine-free travel begins from Dh1,029

Dubai - UAE residents can travel to more than half a dozen destinations without quarantining after arrival.

Illustrative image; source: Alamy.com/ae
Illustrative image; source: Alamy.com/ae

By Waheed Abbas

Published: Sun 28 Mar 2021, 2:51 AM

People around the world have cut down on holidays abroad or cancelled them altogether due to Covid-triggered quarantine requirements. However, there are countries that don't mandate quarantine for tourists.

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The UAE residents can fly to more than half a dozen destinations, where they will not have to quarantine.

Airlines based in the UAE are offering quarantine-free holiday packages to Seychelles, Maldives, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Kyiv, Istanbul, Tashkent and Nairobi.

All travellers are required to carry a negative Covid-19 PCR test when travelling.

Some destinations may have different set of requirements for some nationalities, and residents are advised to check the latest regulations before booking a holiday.

Low-cost holidays

Sharjah-based Air Arabia has introduced special holiday packages to six quarantine-free destinations – Yerevan, Tbilisi, Kyiv, Istanbul, Tashkent and Nairobi.

“Travellers from the UAE can now travel quarantine-free to any of the above holiday destinations (by) carrying a negative PCR certificate and convenient e-visa process,” Air Arabia said in a mailer.

The budget carrier’s holiday package to these destinations start from Dh1,029 and go as high as Dh3,449.

Etihad Airways is offering quarantine-free travel to the Maldives for as low as Dh1,995 return. The offer is valid till March 31.


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