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UAE removes travel ban on India, passengers who have taken both doses of Corona Vaccine are exempted

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The Dubai government on Saturday announced updated travel protocols with certain relaxations for inbound passengers from India, South Africa and Nigeria. Passenger flights from India have remained banned by the UAE since late April in view of the surging second wave of coronavirus here.

Those who have a valid residence visa and have received two doses of any UAE-approved vaccine are allowed to travel to Dubai, as per the new protocols. There are four vaccines currently approved by the UAE government — Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca.

Furthermore, passengers travelling to Dubai from India are required to undergo a rapid PCR test four hours prior to departure. They must undergo another RT-PCR test on arrival in Dubai.

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, headed by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced that the new rules will be effective from 23 June. In addition, following arrival, passengers from India should undergo institutional quarantine until they receive their PCR test result, which is expected within 24 hours.

News Source : The Hindu

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