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Covid-19: UAE eases travel procedures for vaccinated residents

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi
ashwani@khaleejtimes.com Filed on May 4, 2021
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However, it is not clear as to what the new protocols are and how it will benefit the vaccinated population.


The UAE has eased travel norms for those vaccinated against Covid-19, said a top official from National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA).

Also read: UAE vaccinates 69% of eligible residents

“We would like to announce the review and update of the National Travel Protocol to include easing of procedures for vaccinated with regard to isolation and quarantine, according to the destinations concerned," said Saif Al Dhaheri, spokesperson of the NCEMA.

However, it is not clear as to what the new protocols are and how it will benefit the vaccinated population.

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee had recently updated the travel procedures for vaccinated passengers.

Effective Monday, May 3, 2021, vaccinated travellers arriving from ‘green’ countries were to take a PCR test on arrival and on day 6, without the need to quarantine.

Vaccinated travellers arriving from other countries must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for five days, and take another PCR test on day four.

ashwani@khaleejtimes.com

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Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.





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