With the daily Covid19 cases indicating a steep decline, the UAE has further relaxed its travel-related covid protocols.
A travel ban on unvaccinated nationals has been lifted, a government spokesperson revealed.
Effective 16th April, even unvaccinated citizens are allowed to travel, provided, they get a PCR test done 48hours prior to their scheduled flights. They are also required to complete travel forms on Al Hosn App to obtain a green status.
Vaccination and booster doses were so far mandatory for Emiratis to travel abroad. But this has been lifted now.
The spokesperson emphasized on the importance of contacting the country’s diplomatic missions in foreign countries in case of a suspected infection.
As per the updated protocols, children aged below 16 years, even if unvaccinated, need not take a PCR test to travel to the country. Earlier, the exemption was applicable only to children below 12 years.
All the above mentioned Covid safety rules have been eased in the country, owing to improvement in Covid situation.
While daily cases are now below 250, it marks a significant decline from over 3000 cases of infections report in mid-January this year.
Further, the UAE has the lowest death rates from the virus, ranking 9th globally.