UAE residents who have been stranded in any of the six countries from where there is a restriction of passenger entry, will be able to return to the emirates, the authorities announced on 3rd August.
Travellers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and possess valid UAE Residency Permits are among the new categories who will be allowed entry into the UAE from 5th August.
However, they should have completed at least 14 days after having received the second dose of vaccine, and they should hold a certificate to this effect.
The exemptions are applicable to travellers from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Uganda.
This is among the series of exemption that the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) has announced.
In all other cases, the passenger entry from these six countries have been suspended.
Passengers allowed entry into UAE
Apart from the above mentioned, both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers from the below categories are also allowed entry into UAE from 5th August. These include:
- Health workers, including doctors, nurses and technicians employed in the UAE
- Those working in the UAE education sector – Universities, schools, colleges and institutes.
- Students in the country
- Humanitarian cases with valid residency
- People employed in federal and local government agencies
As per the earlier announcements, the following categories too are allowed entry from restricted countries. These include:
- UAE nationals and their first-degree relatives
- Diplomatic personnel between UAE and applicable countries, including administrative workers.
- Official delegations with prior approval
- Expo 2020 international participants and exhibitors, personnel sponsored by its organizer
- UAE residents with gold or silver residency permit
- Crews of cargo and transit flights of foreign companies
- Businessmen and Businesswomen, with approval from General Authority for Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones and heads of higher committees of emergency, crisis and disaster management teams of the concerned emirate.
- Employees working for vital functions as per classification of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.