- UAE announces ban on foreign travel for not getting Kovid vaccine
- Citizens will not be able to travel abroad without vaccination from January 10
- UAE is troubled by the increasing cases of Corona, increased testing at the airport
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a ban on its citizens who do not get the Kovid vaccine. On Saturday, the news agency WAM, citing the Ministry of External Affairs and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, has said that from January 10, people who have not been vaccinated will not be allowed to travel abroad.
Despite two doses, it is also necessary to take a booster dose.
The report also states that fully vaccinated citizens will also need a booster shot to be eligible to travel. In such a situation, it will be necessary for people to take the third dose (booster) even after taking two doses of the vaccine. This restriction will not apply to people with medical or humanitarian exemptions. This will be determined by the administration of the UAE.
PCR test of international passengers also continued
Dubai International Airport will now conduct random PCR tests of passengers arriving on certain flights. According to the new order, passengers coming from some countries like Brazil, India, Bangladesh, Russia and Pakistan will have to undergo mandatory testing. A Dubai Media Office spokesperson has confirmed that additional testing is also being done for passengers arriving on flights that are not in the screening list. Apart from this, passengers coming from Britain have also confirmed that they were tested at Dubai Airport on arrival. But the UK is not included in the list of countries in which PCR testing is mandatory.
UAE in tension due to increase in Corona cases
Dubai Media said in a statement to Khaleej Times that the PCR test is mandatory for flights recorded on the Emirates website. According to the statement, as an additional precautionary measure, Dubai Airport may conduct random tests on the arrival of some flights. All passengers arriving in Dubai from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test report, obtained a maximum of 72 hours prior to the flight.