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ICA approval not needed: Step by step guide to return to UAE

Staff Reporter

Published on August 13, 2020 at 00.01

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The UAE's announcement of residents stranded in their home or foreign countries not having to get a pre-travel approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has come as a relief for many.
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While previously, they had to apply for the approval and wait for it to book their tickets, this new announcement means the procedure to return has slightly changed.

Read: ICA approval not needed: How UAE residents can now return

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Here is a step-by-step guide for residents to return to the UAE as spelt out by the ICA on Wednesday.

Read: ICA approval no longer needed for residents to return to UAE
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> Update your data on https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae: This includes your nationality, Emirates ID number and passport number to obtain instant verification of your UAE entry status. This step will help verify the authenticity of your travel documents.
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> Take a Covid-19 test:
Travellers are required to take a Covid-19 PCR test at a UAE- or locally-accredited lab. The test should have been taken within 96 hours of travel.
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> Book a return ticket
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> Present the Covid-19 negative certificate to your airline
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> Take a lab Covid test on arrival
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> Download contact tracing app Al Hosn
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> Abide by quarantine rules

sahim@khaleejtimes.com
 
 
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