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Travelling to Dubai from India? You must know these guidelines first

Dubai authorities said that the new guidelines were part of a normal process of revising and optimising preventive steps based on local, regional and international developments.

Travelling to Dubai from India? You must know these guidelines first-VPN
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Dubai - United Arab Emirates, First Published Jun 20, 2021, 9:24 AM IST
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Authorities in Dubai have revised the procedures for travellers coming from India, with effect from June 23.

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, which issued the revised guidelines, said in a statement that the new guidelines were part of a normal process of revising and optimising preventive steps based on local, regional and international developments.

According to the new guidelines, travellers from India to Dubai need to follow these entry protocols:

* Residents should have received two doses of vaccines approved by UAE authorities

* Passengers must have received a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours before departure. However, UAE citizens are exempted from this.

* Only QR-coded PCR test result certificates will be acceptable.

* All passengers should take a rapid PCR test four hours prior to the flight departure.

* All passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport.

* Passengers should undergo institutional quarantine until they receive their PCR test result (expect it in 24 hours). However, UAE citizens and diplomats are exempted from this.

Reacting to the new protocols, Consul-General of Dubai to India Dr Aman Puri told the Khaleej Times, "We welcome this decision and are thankful to the Dubai government for easing entry restrictions for inbound passengers from India to Dubai. The new protocols have come as a relief to many UAE residents stranded in India. We look forward to working together with the Dubai authorities on a calibrated approach to resume regular air traffic over the ensuing weeks."

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