Not only is the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management allowing outbound flights for residents by Tuesday 23 June, it's now been announced that Dubai will welcome inbound flights for tourists by 7 July.
The decision to allow outbound flights for residents will also be determined by their choice of destination, subject to approval by authorities on arrival.
Those who have a Dubai-issued visa and plan to return to the UAE must have approval from the chosen airline itself as well as Residency and Foreigners Affairs and Dubai's General Directorate and may book any airline but must consider all measures prior to arrival.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, firstly airlines may refuse your travel in the case of any symptoms. It is required for travellers to display a form which display a negative result. Similarly, international tourists are required to undergo all safety tests and measures on arrival and must provide proof of a valid health insurance.
To further maintain safety, a screening test will be performed upon arrival after which returning passengers will be required to register on an smart app. It is essential for all arriving residents to remain home to ensure their own safety and of others, up to any results of the test. If any visitor has tested positive, a period of self isolation for 14 days is required.
Those who plan to travel abroad must also follow the precautionary measures and any safety directives implemented by their choice of country to travel to. Just like all passengers, you will also be asked to fill in a health form in order to prove you are COVID free.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai assures us, "Health will remain a priority and a responsibility. Returning the wheel of the economy is strategic and necessary."
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