UAE Announces Conditions for those Travelling Abroad

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Dr Amna Al Dhahak, spokeswoman for the UAE health sector, has clarified that the new rules easing restrictions on the elderly and children under 12 only applies to the emirate of Dubai.

The UAE also announced three categories of destinations for citizens and residents wanting to travel abroad from June 23 and specified conditions for travellers.

Dr Seif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson from the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, said in a virtual press briefing on Wednesday that countries that are allowed for Emiratis to travel to are split into three categories: low-risk where everyone can travel, medium risk (travel for specific purposes) and high-risk countries (no travel).

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The mandatory conditions that travellers must adhere to before travelling include: UAE residents/citizens will have to register for the Twajudi service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, people cannot travel unless they are Covid-19 negative, they must have international health insurance and should abide by the precautionary measures at the airport.

Highlighting the conditions to adhere to while returning to the UAE, the officials said travelers must wear face masks and gloves all the time, carry a travel file, including health status and ID cards, and should download the AlHosn app.

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Returnees will also undergo a 14-day home quarantine or for seven days if one is returning from low-risk countries. If they belong to the vital sectors and if home quarantine is not possible, travellers can opt for hotel quarantine.

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