UAE Starts Giving Tourist Visas For Indians! But You Need To Follow These Rules..
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is all set to offer tourist visas to Indian passport holders who have not been to the country in the last 14 days reportedly.
Easing Travel Restrictions
Apart from India, UAE will be extending this facility to the citizens of Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda.
With this move, the UAE is looking to slowly ease travel restrictions.
According to these new guidelines, all flyers will be required to undergo a Polymerase Chain Reaction test on the day of arrival and nine days after that as well.
So far, only its citizens and transit passengers are allowed to fly to the UAE.
In the UAE, the coronavirus death toll has reached 2,018.
While the cumulative tally reached 708,302, as pet the Johns Hopkins University.
New Covid Guidelines in UAE
The UAE released the fresh guidelines a day after Saturday when the country said that Indian passengers can take a rapid PCR test six hours before their departure instead of four hours now.
Now, the country has made this test mandatory for passengers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Uganda.
In addition to this, the UAE has also resumed visa on arrival for only those Indians nationals who have a visa or residence permit issued by the USA, United Kingdom or an EU Member State.
Please note here that for all the passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Ras al-Khaimah Airports (RKT), 10 days home quarantine upon arrival in RKT and 12 days home/institutional quarantine in AUH is mandatory.
Apart from this, passengers would be required to wear a medically approved wristband, provided by the authorities at the airport after clearing immigration.
The rules also mandated that passengers will have to download and register on the Alhosn app, using the UID and phone number.