UAE allows citizens, expats to travel abroad

Returning expatriates will require a ‘pre-examination’ in countries where testing facilities are available

Those travelling must obtain international health insurance, which is valid throughout the period of travel, and covers the desired destination.

The United Arab Emirates will allow citizens and resident expatriates to travel abroad once they have tested negative for Covid-19, in the latest move by the OPEC nation to ease virus restrictions on its economy.

Travellers will need to comply with requirements in the UAE and destination countries, state news agency WAM reported, citing an official statement.

Evidence of a negative Covid-19 test will be required, and in some instances it may be mandatory for the test to be carried out less than 48 hours before departure. The results of the examination can be presented either through the Al Hosn application or by showing a medical certificate as proof of the negative result.

Those travelling must obtain international health insurance, which is valid throughout the period of travel, and covers the desired destination.

The statement advised passengers over 70 and those with chronic diseases not to travel.

Returning expatriates will require a “pre-examination” in countries where testing facilities are available, WAM said.

UAE nationals must register with ‘Twajudi’ to facilitate communication with them while travelling.

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