New guidelines for people flying in and out of Dubai

By: News Desk      Published: 02:31 AM, 22 Jun, 2020
New guidelines for people flying in and out of Dubai

Dubai will begin allowing tourists in from July 7, 2020, and citizens and residents can resume outbound travel from June 23, 2020, Dubai Media Office said on Sunday. Here are the new guidelines for air travel, according to Dubai Media Office.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

·         Citizens and residents allowed to travel to any foreign destination, according to measures taken by countries regarding foreign arrivals.

·         Travelers bear full responsibility for their actions and for checking the COVID-19 situation of the country they wish to visit, as well as self-monitoring any symptoms they may experience.

·         All citizens and residents will have to undergo a PCR test upon arrival at Dubai airports.

·         Tourists given the option to show their PCR test results (valid for 96 hours) upon their arrival to Dubai or carry out a test at Dubai airports.

·         All positive COVID-19 cases will be quarantined for 14 days, with travelers bearing the costs of treatment and isolation.

RETURN OF DUBAI RESIDENTS FROM JUNE 22, 2020

·         Return approvals are carried out by Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs through a direct link with airlines.

·         PCR tests are taken at Dubai airports.

·         14-day quarantine imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases.

DUBAI CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS ALLOWED TO TRAVEL ABROAD FROM JUNE 23, 2020

·         Citizens and residents allowed to travel to foreign destinations, according to Dubai airports’ official flight schedules and subject to airports being operational at these destinations.

·         PCR tests at Dubai airports must be taken upon their return.

·         14-day quarantine imposed for all positive COVID-19 cases.

ENTRY OF VISITORS AND TOURISTS TO DUBAI FROM JULY 7, 2020

·         Tourists and visitors allowed to enter, according to Dubai airports’ official flight schedules and subject to airports being operational at their departure destinations.

Show their PCR test results (valid for 96 hours) upon their arrival to Dubai or carry out a test at Dubai airports.

·         4-day quarantine imposed for all positive COVID-19.

TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES (CITIZENS, RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS)

·         Adhere to all official measures and requirements established by the Dubai Government and other countries before traveling and after returning to Dubai.

·         Disclose any symptoms before traveling by filling in the form provided by airlines.

·         Ensure you have international health insurance coverage before traveling.

Citizens must notify UAE embassies if they are infected with COVID-19 while they are abroad.–Gulf News