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UAE revises travel procedures for international passengers

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities announced a revised procedure for international passengers from Nigeria, South Africa & India.

The revised procedure was announced on 19th June where authorities confirmed that starting on 23rd June, Emirates will start carrying passengers from Nigeria, South Africa &India with eased restrictions.

“The updates are part of the Committee’s keenness to protect passengers and ease hassles for them without compromising on Covid-19 preventive measures”, according to a statement issued by Sheikh Mansoor Al-Maktoum, the Chairman of the Supreme Committee, as reported by Nairametrics.

According to Emirates statement;

The updated travel protocols are part of a normal process of revising and optimising precautionary measures based on the latest local, regional and international developments. Due to this, the Airline confirmed it would start carrying passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India in accordance with the new protocols from 23rd June and looks forward to facilitating travel from these countries and supporting various travelers’ categories.

The statement further stressed that residence visa holders from India and travelers from South Africa are to have taken two doses of a vaccine approved by UAE authorities and carry RT-PCR tests reports from laboratories approved by the federal governments of these countries.

However, Nigerians vaccination is not made mandatory but other conditions apply. On the other hand, Indians have to take a rapid PCR test four hours preceding to their travel.

All international passengers are required to present negative Covid-19 test result taken within 48 hours before departure, with the exemption of UAE citizens and only QR coded PCR test result certificates are accepted as part of the protocols.

Joan Kifuko
Joan Kifuko is a communications enthusiast that is currently working as a writer at The Aviator magazine where you find your aviation news in one place. She is a journalist that has previously worked as a sales associate, guest relations officer, brand ambassador hence, the love for new adventures and roles. Joan graduated with a Bachelors degree of science in journalism.

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