UAE lifts ban on transit flights from Pakistan, other countries

UAE has lifted travel restrictions from Pakistan starting from 5th August, fully vaccinated passengers with Valid resident visa may travel to UAE.

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has allowed entry to travellers from six countries including Pakistan who hold a valid UAE residency permit and are fully vaccinated.

According to the details, the UAE authorities said that at least 14 days should have passed after receiving the second vaccine dose. They must also hold a certificate to this effect. The exemptions are applicable to travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda.

Officials say Pakistanis with a valid resident visas will be able to come to the UAE from August 5, 2021.

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National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Twitter that passengers travelling from countries where flights had been suspended would be able to transit through its airports from Thursday as long as they present negative PCR tests taken 72 hours prior to departure.

According to the reports, vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers from the following categories are allowed entry from August 5:

  • Health workers employed in the UAE which include doctors, nurses and technicians
  • Those working in the UAE’s education sector: Universities, colleges, schools and institutes
  • Students in the country
  • Humanitarian cases who hold valid residency
  • Those employed in federal and local government agencies
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Under the rules, travellers arriving in the United Arab Emirates must submit a PCR report (coronavirus report) 72 hours in advance which should be negative. It is to be remembered that the UAE, a major international travel hub, had banned passengers from many South Asian and African countries for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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