Abu Dhabi (Gulf Inside) The United Arab Emirates will suspend entry of passengers from 4 African countries include Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Nigeria, and has implement strict travel restrictions on flights coming from Ghana & Uganda since December 25.
The UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority told that the new rules will take effect from 7:30 pm on Saturday.
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These new rules will cover all national and international flights, including passengers transiting via UAE who stayed in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya & Tanzania for 14 days before arriving in the UAE.
Outbound Flights from the UAE to these 4 African countries will continue as scheduled.
NCEMA announce that UAE citizens and their first-degree relatives, member of diplomatic missions, government delegations and UAE Golden Residence visa holders between these countries are exempt from the new travel restrictions.
Passengers exempt from the ban must submit a negative PCR test within 48 hours of their departure time, take a high-speed PCR test at the airport six hours before their departure, and upon arrival in the UAE. The second PCR test has to be done.
They must be quarantined for 10 days, and take a PCR test on the ninth day of arrival.