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  • UAE Government COVID 19 Amendment of Travel Restrictions for Uganda and Nigeria.

    Please take note that, effective Thursday 5th August 2021, the UAE government has amended travel restrictions earlier Imposed on passengers from given countries..

    Passengers Entering UAE

    As a result of the review, the UAE government has lifted restrictions that were earlier imposed to Uganda and Nigeria. Consequently, specified categories of exempted passengers travelling from the two countries will be granted permission to ENTER United Arab Emirates (UAE) subject to their compliance with conditions set out below:

    • Hold a VALID Negative Covid-19 Test certificate that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, (48) hours from the time of collecting the sample. Issued from approved health service, which use QR code System.
    • Rapid PCR test conducted before boarding the aircraft from the departure country.
    • Undergo a PCR test at the arriving airport.
    • Passenger shall submit a request through the website of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, for the necessary approval.

    Passengers Transiting UAE

    Further, please take note that specified categories of exempted passengers travelling from Congo, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Sierra Leon and Namibia earlier restricted by UAE government are now granted permission to TRANSIT through United Arab Emirates, subject to their compliance with conditions set out below:

    • Obtain necessary entry permission/approval from Country of the destination.
    • Hold a VALID Negative Covid-19 Test certificate that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, (72) hours from the time of collecting the sample. Issued from approved health service, which use QR code System.

    Passenger Categories Granted Permission To Enter/Transit UAE.

    Categories of passengers referred below will be granted permission to ENTER/TRANSIT United Arab Emirates (UAE), subject to their compliance with set conditions:

    1. A holder of valid UAE resident visa, who has obtained the required vaccination doses in the UAE and completed fourteen (14) days after the 2nd dose and holds a vaccination card issued from a medical institution in the UAE, including the vaccine certificate available in the smart application(s) of Government Medical entities in the UAE.
    2. Members of the medical force/staff including Doctors, Nurses and Medical Technicians (Whether Vaccinated or not Vaccinated);
    3. Staff/Employees of Educational Sector, including Professors and Teachers, those who teaches at Universities, Colleges, Schools and Institutions in the UAE (Whether Vaccinated or not vaccinated).
    4. Students who are currently studying in the UAE (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated);
    5. Those who are holding a valid visa, on humanitarian grounds and/or cases (i.e. family reunion) (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated).
    6. Employees/Staff of Local and Federal Government entities (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated).
    7. Those who undergo medical treatments in UAE (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated).

    For further information, contact us through [email protected] or Tel: +254 20 327 4747

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