Planning to visit UAE? Check The New Travel Rules Here Before You Book Your Trip!

India has suspended all international commercial flights until further notice. However, foreign travel has slowly started reopening through repatriation flights and via air bubble arrangements with various countries including the USA, UAE, France among others.  

Indian nationals can now travel to the UAE on any type of a valid visa. 

Here are the new travel rules for those travelling between India and the UAE. Passengers are requested to check the same before planning their trip. 

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For India bound passengers, the following criteria are to be met: 

    • Stranded Indian nationals
    • All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding UAE passports
    • UAE nationals (including diplomats) holding a valid visa issued by an Indian Mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines. Read the guidelines here.

Here is the official tweet:

For UAE-bound travellers, the rules shared below are applicable. 

DUBAI: 

  • UAE nationals, residents, others holding any type of visa or seeking a visa on arrival are allowed to travel. 
  • UAE residents who have Dubai issued residence visa need to obtain GDRFA approval before travelling through this link. 
  • UAE residents holding a residence visa issued through any other Emirate are not required to obtain an ICA approval. However, they must register here before travelling. 
  • All travellers must carry a negative PCR test report in the printed form, from an ICMR approved laboratory in India. The report should be issued no more than 96 hours before departure. Children below 12 years of age are exempted from the PCR test. 
  • All arriving passengers must undergo a PCR test upon arrival into Dubai as well.
  • Transit/transfer beyond the UAE will not be permitted. 
  • All passengers must fill the self-declaration form as well as the quarantine undertaking form to be submitted to the authorities on arrival in Dubai. 
  • All travellers must download the COVID-19 Dubai Smart App and generate a QR code on their device before entering Dubai. 

SHARJAH

  • UAE nationals, residents and others holding any type of visa are allowed to travel.
  • UAE residents are required to upload their data on this link to verify their travel documents.
  • Visa on arrival is not available and passengers seeking the same will not be allowed to travel.
  • All passengers must carry a negative PCR test report in a printed form from an ICMR approved lab in India. The test report should be issued no more than 96 hours before the departure of the flight. Children under 12 years are exempted from the pre-COVID test.
  • All passengers will undergo a PCR test upon arrival into Sharjah.
  • Transit/transfer beyond the UAE will not be permitted.
  • All passengers must undergo a 14-day home quarantine if they are staying in Sharjah. If the passengers are heading to Dubai, then quarantine rules of Dubai will be applicable.
  • All passengers have to fill the quarantine undertaking form and submit to authorities upon arrival into Sharjah.
  • All passengers must download and register on the ALHOSN App.

Air India Express even tweeted about it:


ABU DHABI 

  • UAE nationals and residents are allowed to travel to Abu Dhabi. 
  • UAE residents are required to upload their data on this link to verify the originality of their documents. 
  • All passengers must carry a negative PCR test report in printed form from an ICMR approved lab in India issued no more than 96 hours before their departure.
  • Children under 12 years are exempted from the pre-COVID test. 
  • Residents will undergo a PCR test upon arrival into Abu Dhabi.
  • Transit/transfer beyond the UAE will not be permitted.
  • All passengers must agree to undergo 14-day home quarantine.
  • All passengers must fill a health declaration form and submit it at the immigration counter on arrival in Abu Dhabi. 
  • All passengers must download and register on the ALHOSN App.

We wish our readers a safe and comfortable journey. Also, don’t forget to carry your mask!