The UAE authorities have resumed issuing tourist visas to all foreign nationals who have been vaccinated against coronavirus with drugs approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), Livemint reports.
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"Since August 30, the UAE resumed issuing tourist visas to foreigners vaccinated with drugs approved by WHO. The decision applies to citizens of all foreign countries, including those from which entry was previously prohibited. For unvaccinated tourists, the previously introduced rules remain," the newspaper writes.
As the portal notes, vaccination certificates can be registered through the Federal Identity and Citizenship Administration (ICA) platform and the Al Hosn app.
As for tourists with the "Sputnik V" vaccination, the rules remain the same for them. Arriving in the UAE (Dubai and Sharjah airports) must have a certificate with a negative result of a PCR test for COVID-19, made no earlier than 72 hours before departure in English or Arabic. A printed document with an original seal is provided at the time of check-in. Children under 12 years of age and passengers with moderate to severe disabilities are not eligible for testing.
It also requires a health insurance policy that covers treatment for coronavirus and observation in the UAE in case of a positive PCR test and a completed "Declaration of health status" with a mark that there are no symptoms of the disease. This form must be printed out in advance and completed before check-in.
Upon arrival, tourists must pass another PCR test and install the DXB Smart App or Pure Health App on their mobile phones. The test is free, but leaving the hotel room will be prohibited until the results appear in the application.
To enter Abu Dhabi, in addition to PCR tests, you must observe a ten-day quarantine. ■
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