The UAE Government has announced that residents are not permitted to travel for tourism.
Authorities have been continuously analyzing procedures collectively with international airlines to determine whether travel access should be permitted or not. In fact, many airspaces are still closed, which has also led to the UAE government restricting travel for tourism.
According to the National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA), travel for leisure and tourism will no longer be permitted at this stage. The categories of travellers allowed will be those who travel for:
- Medical treatments
- Business trips
- Diplomatic missions
- Humanitarian reasons
- Those wanting to return to their home countries
According to NCEMA, all countries are still evaluating health guidelines
Specific individuals will be granted access to travel outside of the UAE with permits to keep the economy moving
As per the ICA website, each application needs supporting documents as well while the permit costs AED50.
Those wishing to travel must submit an application through the Federal Identity and Citizenship Authority website well before departure. Entities with chronic illnesses and the elderly over the age of 70 are discouraged from travelling unless the trip is for medical treatment.
The business being traveled for has to be in a specific sector
DHA is reminding all Dubai citizens and returning residents to treat wearing a face mask at all times as the NEW normal!
If you’ve run out of disposable masks or are looking for quality reusable masks (to avoid being fined AED 3000) then check these out:
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