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The UAE suspends entry for arrivals from 3 countries and excludes certain categories.. Get to know them

The UAE suspends entry for arrivals from 3 countries and excludes certain categories.. Get to know them

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The General Authority of Civil Aviation and the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management in the Emirates announced, on Saturday, the suspension of entry for travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia on all flights of national and foreign carriers, as well as transit passengers coming from them, as of the day after tomorrow, Monday at 23:59, with the exception of transit flights. Coming to the country and destined for these countries.

This also includes suspending the entry of travelers who were in these countries during a period of 14 days before coming to the UAE with the continuation of flights, as it will allow the transfer of passengers from the UAE to the three countries on flights.

And it will be allowed to transfer the excluded groups from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia to the UAE with the application of the mentioned precautionary measures, which include UAE citizens and their first-degree relatives, and diplomatic missions accredited between the Emirates and the three countries, including administrators working in the UAE embassies in these countries and the embassies of the three countries in the country.

The excluded category includes official delegations and businessmen, provided they obtain prior approval, as well as holders of golden and silver residency, in addition to excluding those holders of vital jobs according to the classification of the Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality and crews of foreign freight and transit aircraft, provided that a negative laboratory test result for Covid-19 is obtained within 48 hours of Departure and upon arrival and adherence to quarantine until departure.

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The excluded groups will be obliged to take preventive measures, which include a 10-day quarantine, a PCR examination at the airport, and on the fourth and eighth days of entering the country, and reducing the duration of the PCR examination from 72 hours to 48 hours, provided that tests issued by approved laboratories that carry a QR Code are accepted.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed that travelers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia through other countries are required to have a period of stay in those countries of not less than 14 days in order to be allowed to enter the country, with the continuation of cargo flights between the UAE with these countries.

The authority called on all passengers affected by the decision to follow up and communicate with the airlines associated with them to modify and schedule their flights and ensure their safe return to their final destinations without any delay or other obligations.