Good news for travelers from India! United Arab Emirates (UAE) has allowed entry to travelers from India starting August 5, 2021. The National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) announced it on Tuesday, according to Reuters, the UAE will lift the ban on transit flights from India and Pakistan.
NCEMA has clearly stated that passengers traveling from countries where flights had been banned would be able to travel from August 5th as long as they presented a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before departure.
According to the latest developments, the UAE government has stated that unvaccinated people in certain job categories can seek permission to return from the same date as well.
Notably, the categories of the Indians who will get travel permission included medical workers, teachers at schools, and universities in the Emirates, students, residents with extenuating circumstances, people undergoing medical treatment in the UAE, and people who work for federal or local government agencies.
They would be exempt from the vaccination requirement as would humanitarian cases.
The authorities said that the individuals in these categories must apply for permission to return through the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship’s website. However, they need to present a negative PCR test from accredited laboratories within 48 hours of their date of travel and will be required to undergo a quick lab test before boarding.
Dubai state carrier Emirates welcomed the government’s decision to allow travel to resume from affected countries.