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Article from BTNews 23 AUGUST 2021

UAE and India

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued fresh guidelines for passengers travelling from India.

According to the new rules travellers need to take a rapid PCR test six hours before their departure instead of four hours previously.

Not only this, the UAE has also resumed visa on arrival for only those Indians nationals who have a visa or residence permit issued by the US, UK or an EU Member State. As of now, only these travellers from India would be eligible for a visa on arrival.

The announcement was made by the Etihad Airways, which said: “If you are an Indian national with a visa or residence permit issued by the UK, US or an EU Member State you can visit Abu Dhabi.  Vaccination is not a condition of entry but you will need to show your testing status to enter public places.”

Etihad says that travellers need to arrive at the airport at least six hours before their flight for their rapid test.  The counters will begin six hours before departure time and close two hours prior to departure.

The official notification reads: “As per the entry requirement of the UAE, a rapid PCR test will be conducted for every passenger at the respective Indian departure airport.”

In addition to India, the UAE has made this test mandatory for passengers from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Uganda.

The UAE’s two major airports are Abu Dhabi (Etihad) and Dubai (Emirates) and both Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah have limited international services.

https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id

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