UAE issues travel guidelines for Emiratis and residents

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The UAE has released a list of guidelines for all residents and citizens who wish to travel abroad from June 23.

There are three categories for destinations, including:

Low risk: Residents and citizens are allowed to travel to these countries
Medium risk: Emiratis are allowed to travel to these countries for medical treatment, to visit first-degree relatives or on official diplomatic trips  
High risk: UAE citizens and residents are not allowed to travel to these countries

Here are the steps for those who wish to travel: 

Before leaving the UAE 

  • Register with the Tawajudi service
  • Get tested for COVID-19, with test results received through the Al Hosn app and not exceeding 48 hours
  • Have international health insurance
  • Those over the age of 70 and suspected cases are not allowed to travel, and those will chronic illnesses are being discouraged from traveling 
  • Those with a temperature of over 37.8 degrees Celsius are not allowed to travel
  • Pledge to self quarantine upon return and not to visit other countries

During the trip

  • Follow the country’s COVID-19 guidelines
  • Go to the nearest medical centre if you are experiencing symptoms
  • Inform the UAE Embassy if you have tested positive for COVID-19

Upon returning to the UAE

  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Have a travel file including all details of your current health status
  • Download the Al Hosn app 
  • Undergo the 14-day quarantine period. This can be reduced to seven days if the passenger if coming back from a low-risk country 
  • Those with symptoms must take a COVID-19 PCR test. 
  • If the traveller cannot home quarantine, they must stay in a hotel and bear the cost. 

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