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Returning Dubai residents must have flight tickets, approval

Staff Reporter/Dubai
Filed on June 23, 2020 | Last updated on June 23, 2020 at 07.09 am
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Residents sharing homes or living in high-density housing facilities will be isolated at an institutional facility if they test positive.

Dubai is all set to welcome tourists starting July 7, it was announced on Sunday. The tourists will be required to present a recent Covid-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at the airport.

Important: Guidelines for tourists travelling to Dubai from July 7

Certain categories of UAE citizens and residents will be permitted to travel abroad to certain destinations from June 23, it was announced on June 15.

There are to be no restrictions on the overseas destinations that citizens and residents can travel to and from Dubai.

Must know: Flying out of Dubai? Here are the steps you need to follow

Residents holding Dubai-issued visas are now permitted to return by pre-booking flights on any airline from June 22. This is to happen on the condition that they obtain an approval coordinated between the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA Dubai) and the airline.

They must:

> Fill a 'Health Declaration Form' before embarking on their journey to confirm they do not have Covid-19 symptoms. The airline has the right to refuse boarding if passengers display any symptoms.
> Undergo a PCR test at Dubai airport.
> Register their details on the Covid-19 DXB smart app before leaving the terminal.
> Not leave their house until they receive their Covid-19 test result. If they test positive, they will have to home isolate for 14 days.

Residents living in high-density facilities:

Residents sharing homes or living in high-density housing facilities will be isolated at an institutional facility if they test positive. The resident's employer should make arrangements for the isolation facility or bear the costs of a paid one provided by the government.

No restrictions on Dubai residents travelling abroad

There will be no restrictions on the overseas destinations that citizens and residents can travel to from Dubai. However, they must comply with guidelines and protocols followed in the countries they are travelling to. They must:

> Fill in a 'Health Declaration Form' before embarking to confirm they do not have any Covid-19 symptoms
> Know that the airline has the right to refuse boarding if they display any symptoms.

On returning to Dubai, they must:

> Undergo a PCR test at the airport
> Register their details on the Covid-19 DXB app and commit to restricting themselves at home until their test results are available
> Must isolate themselves for 14 days in case they are Covid-positive

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