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Dubai allows foreign tourists from July 7, residents stranded abroad can return from Monday

The Dubai government media office on Sunday said that the airports would start receiving residents stranded abroad from June 22. It also added that citizens and residents will be permitted to travel overseas from June 23.

In addition, there will also be no restrictions on the overseas destinations that citizens and residents can travel to.

On the issue of “return of UAE residents”, the media office said: “Residents holding Dubai-issued visas are permitted to return to the emirate by pre-booking flights on any airline on the condition that they obtain an approval coordinated between the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA Dubai) and the airline. Residents must fill a ‘health declaration form’ before embarking on their journey to confirm they do not have Covid-19 symptoms. The airline has the right to refuse boarding if passengers display any symptoms of Covid-19.”

Upon arrival at Dubai airports, all residents will have to undergo a PCR test to screen them for Covid-19. Residents will need to register their complete details in the Covid-19 DXB smart app available online on arrival and before leaving the terminal.

“Residents entering Dubai should not leave their house until they receive their Covid-19 test result. If they test positive, they will have to home isolate themselves for 14 days. Residents sharing homes or living in high-density housing facilities will be isolated at an institutional facility if they test positive,” it said.

International tourists travelling by air to Dubai must ensure they meet all requirements for entry to the UAE.

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