Tighter Covid-19 restrictions for travellers from UK to Dubai

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This is because of the rise in Covid-19 cases and a precautionary measure

Tighter restrictions have been adopted by the authorities for those travelling from the UK to Dubai. This comes amidst the rise of Covid-19 cases after the Omicron variant.

Passengers travelling into Dubai from the UK will need to present a negative PCR test result. This should be no longer than 48 hours before flying into the Emirate.

From a window of 72 hours, this has now been reduced to 48 hours. This also applied to travellers transiting through Dubai.

The UK has been removed from Abu Dhabi’s Green List, membership of which permits passengers to travel into the capital without having to follow quarantine procedures.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority also announced a travel ban on unvaccinated citizens.

NCEMA revealed that there is a requirement for those who are fully vaccinated to obtain their COVID-19 booster doses. The COVID-19 protocol update was shared on Saturday 01st January.

The UAE coronavirus travel and booster dose requirement does not apply to those who are medically exempted from taking the COVD-19 vaccine. As well as those who are travelling for medical treatment or considered humanitarian cases.

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