The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confined travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia from entering the country on national and foreign flights. The order will be effective from tomorrow at 23:59 PM.
The General Civil Civil Aviation Authority has reported that the restrictions would also include transit passengers, with the exception of transit flights travelling to the UAE and bound for those countries. Cargo flights between those countries and the UAE will continue, as usual. They further added that exemptions to its decision include: UAE nationals, their first-degree relatives, diplomatic missions, official delegations, business jets – after getting prior approvals – and golden and silver residency permit holders, in addition to those who work essential jobs.
Those who are exempted will still have to take a PCR test at the airport and enter a mandatory 10-day quarantine.
However, on the other hand, yesterday Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has quoted that they will allow travellers from South Africa who has completed the doses of UAE approved vaccines. They further informed that travellers from India who has valid residence visas and vaccinated with two doses will also be allowed in Emirate. However, the Nigerian travellers should present a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure and will also undergo another PCR test on arrival in Dubai.