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How can you travel to and from Dubai as per today’s regulations?
Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way to travel both for business and tourism and all the Countries worldwide are working to gradually re-open their borders and are working closely with all international airlines to ensure travel protocols adhere to the specific requirements due to the pandemic.
The Government of Dubai has announced several guidelines to be followed by UAE Residents travelling from and to Dubai and for tourists.
UAE Residents travelling abroad.
Travel for leisure or tourism will not be permitted in this particular period. Only essential travels will be permitted on a case-by-case basis evaluating risk levels and health status in other countries.
As per UAE Regulations, the categories and situations permitted for travel are for:
- Medical Treatment
- Diplomatic Mission
- Official business of government
- Private sector business travel
- Business travel will be for those in commercial and economic sectors
- UAE Residents who wish to return to their home countries and come back to the UAE
These guidelines are set at national level and every resident has to follow the guidelines published by his Emirate of residency as well.
Dubai Residents planning to travel out of Dubai don’t need a Covid-19 test or Dubai government approval to leave Dubai, but must be aware of and meet all the travel requirements of the country where they are travelling to.
Non Abu Dhabi Residents with a flight booked from Abu Dhabi Airport must present a negative Covid-19 test, a valid identity document and the flight ticket to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate and go to the airport.
Dubai Residents travelling back to Dubai or Residents leaving and returning to Dubai.
Dubai Residents can return to Dubai but they must receive a government approval to enter the Emirate.
Residents can apply for the permit during the booking online on Emirates website or through the Emirates contact centres. It’s possible to apply for the permit also online through the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) website.
When the application is submitted, is possible to check its status on GDRFA website.
Residents will receive a confirmation by email when the permit is approved and they have to print a copy of this permit.
Every passenger flying to Dubai is required to fill in the Health declaration form and the quarantine undertaking form available on Emirates website.
Once they arrived at Dubai International Airport, they will be tested for Covid-19 and they must stay in their residence until they receive the test result. If the test is positive, they must undergo isolation and follow Dubai Health Authority guidelines.
All the residents entering Dubai must download the Covid-19 DXB Smart App and they must declare that they have a valid health insurance or that they will cover all the costs for treatments and isolation if required.
Dubai guidelines for tourists and visitors from July 7
Dubai will start welcoming tourists and visitors from July 7.
All tourists must apply for entry permit (when required) and must present a valid Health Insurance to enter the Emirate.
All the tourists that are planning to travel to Dubai are asked to take a PCR test maximum 4 days before the departure. If the tourist doesn’t have the test result, he will be tested at Dubai Airport and if the result is positive he must undergo quarantine for 14 days.
All the tourists entering Dubai must download the Covid-19 DXB Smart App and they must declare that they have a valid health insurance or that they will cover all the costs for treatments and isolation if required.
Italian Citizens travelling back to Italy from UAE
As per the new regulations, from July 1st, all the Italian citizens can enter the Country without proving why they are travelling to Italy.
Even if the Government is gradually easing the restrictions put in place due to the pandemic, the citizens travelling to Italy from UAE must still observe a 14-day quarantine period when enter the country.
All the regulations will be updated every 14 days.
Who is travelling back to Italy has to fill in the Declaration available online at www.esteri.it .
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