The United Arab Emirates Govt. has revised its travel policies for Pakistan and five other countries, exempting them from carrying the Covid-19 immunization certificate while traveling into Dubai.
Passengers with a valid UAE resident visa from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria, and Uganda will fly to and through Dubai, according to a travel advisory issued by the national flag airline, Emirates. However, passengers from these countries will be required to get pre-entry clearance from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.
Passengers must provide a valid Covid-19 test certificate issued within 48 hours of the sample collection date and scheduled flight departure date.
Only Covid-19 PCR test reports provided by certified labs and accompanied by a QR code that links to the original report will be accepted.
Travelers will also be subjected to a Covid-19 PCR quick test four hours before their trip, which will be repeated upon their arrival in Dubai. The Rapid Antigen Test, it was also said, would not be authorized.
The advice said that UAE nationals were excluded from the new travel advisory, but they would be required to undergo a Covid 19 PCR test upon arrival in Dubai.
All other travelers, except UAE nationals, who have been in Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, or Uganda in the last 14 days, would be denied entry into UAE.