Dubai opens its doors for all countries , flight services to resume from June 23
Dubai: After months-long uncertainty over travel due to coronavirus outbreak, Dubai has lifted the restrictions on flight operations. Now, Dubai has granted permission to citizens and foreign nationals holding residency visas to return to the country from June 23. At the same time, the city will conditionally open its doors for tourists from July 7.
With the new order on travel, Dubai also allowed citizens and expats to move to foreign countries as well.
A large number of UAE residency visa holders are stranded in various foreign countries following the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown. Hence, Dubai’s decision will be a great relief for such people.
As India has not resumed operations of international flights, expats who want to fly back to Dubai wikk have to wait for the central government’s decision regarding flight services.
Meanwhile, Dubai has also imposed certain conditions for those who return to the country. Each person who returns to Dubai must carry a COVID-19 negative certificate issued recently. People without the certificate must undergo PCR test at the airport.
Only those who have registered in the official website of General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs will get the opportunity to fly back to Dubai. Airlines will start issuing flight tickets after consulting the directorate.
Apart from the certificate, each returnee should produce a health declaration form which declares he or she has no symptoms of COVID-19.
Guidelines for passengers
- Tourists are allowed to enter Dubai from July 7
- Tourists must carry a COVID-19 negative certificate issued within 96 hours. Or else, they must undergo a PCR test.
- Those who hold residency visa should undergo PCR test at Dubai airport.
- Residence visa holders should update their all details in the mobile app ‘COVID-19 DXB' once they Dubai.
- All returnees must observe quarantine until the test results declare them negative for COVID-19.
- Those who test positive will have to undergo 14 days long isolation
- The employer must provide accommodation for the employees to observe quarantine or else the returnees can use the paid quarantine facilities of the government.
- Airline officials are empowered to restrict passengers with symptoms from travelling.
- Tourists must have valid International Health Insurance
- Those who return to other countries are also directed to keep COVID-19 negative certificate.