Friday 3 December 2021

UAE updates procedures for entering country through land border

ABU DHABI, 8 days ago

The UAE's Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority have updated the entry procedures through land for the citizens of neighbouring countries and those living in border areas, who enter the country on a regular basis.
As per the new rules, all GCC citizens, or foreigners who are vaccinated with approved vaccines and booster doses, must present a negative PCR test that does not exceed 14 days to enter land borders.
They also have to undertake a PCR test on the sixth day of entry if they stayed six consecutive days or more, said the statement from The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security.
As for the non-vaccinated, they must present a negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before the date of arrival. Those who will be staying in the UAE for four days or more must take a PCR test on the fourth day of entry, and take another PCR test on the eighth day if they will stay for eight days or more. it stated.
The validity of the PCR test result has been extended for 14 days for vaccinated and non-vaccinated educational staff, students and parents of students who pick them up from educational institutions.
Other procedures related to supply chains will remain in place, it stated.
These measures are in line with the current health situation and to facilitate the travel of citizens and visitors of neighbouring countries to the UAE, it added.


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