#Travel

Saudi Arabia

Saudi bans citizens from travelling to Indonesia over Covid-19 concerns

It urged its citizens in Indonesia to exercise caution and to return to the kingdom at the earliest

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Saudi Arabia to extend visa validity of expats stranded abroad until August 31

It will be extended automatically and at no additional cost to the visa holders

Covid-19: Saudi citizens will need to be fully vaccinated to travel outside the country from Aug 9

The only exemptions include children aged under 12 and those who have recovered from Covid-19 less than six months prior to the date of travel

Etihad begins operating direct flights to Vienna

The new service will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

UAE remains on UK’s red list in latest update

The UK added the UAE to its red list in January this year

Abu Dhabi updates travel green list with France, Seychelles and Canada among new additions

The green list now includes 35 countries, with 12 countries added and eight removed since the previous update

Qatar reopens to fully vaccinated international travellers with no quarantine

The decision will only cover travellers inoculated by vaccines approved by Qatar

Bahrain adds 16 countries to travel ‘red list’ including the Philippines, Indonesia

Only citizens and residents of Bahrain are permitted to enter from the red list countries

Covid-19: UAE suspends entry of travellers from Indonesia, Afghanistan

The move also covers travellers who were in these countries 14 days prior to coming to the UAE

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Emirates to restart flights between Dubai and Mauritius from July 15

The airline will deploy its A380 on the route starting August 1

Swiss medical tourism

Why the Swiss medical tourism sector is looking to tap into the GCC

A delegation of medical operators from Switzerland recently visited the UAE to explore opportunities to grow the Swiss medical tourism sector

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Emirates re-opens first class lounge at Dubai International Airport

The First Class Lounge is located in Concourse B at DXB

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Abu Dhabi updates testing, quarantine rules for residents and citizens returning from abroad

Effective July 5, the new rules will apply to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated residents and citizens

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UAE’s Etihad and Israel’s El Al launch first phase of codeshare agreement

Members of Etihad Guest and Matmid programmes will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights across both carriers’ networks

US issues new UAE travel advisory

The CDC issued a Level 4 Travel health notice for the UAE on Monday

Kuwait to resume direct flights to 12 destinations, opens land and sea borders for vaccinated citizens

Flights to several European destinations as well as the US will resume from July 1

A health worker holds a vial of Covishield, AstraZeneca's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine

Dubai’s DHA clarifies list of approved vaccines for UAE residents travelling from India

Only UAE residents in India who have received two doses of a ‘UAE-approved vaccine’ will be allowed to travel to Dubai from Wednesday, June 23

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UAE suspends entry of passengers from three more countries

Entry of travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Namibia will be suspended indefinitely from Monday, June 21

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Dubai eases travel guidelines for passengers from India, South Africa and Nigeria

UAE residents who have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, are allowed to travel to Dubai

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UAE’s Etihad and Air Arabia to permit mutual transfer of air miles and points

Etihad Guest members will now receive 1 AirReward Point for every 2 Etihad Guest Miles

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Emirates to restart flights from Dubai to the UK this month

The airline said that travel restrictions remain in place as the UAE is still on the UK’s red list for travel

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UAE suspends entry of passengers from Vietnam

The entry ban is applicable to those who have been in Vietnam 14 days prior to their arrival to the UAE

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to resume flights to Phuket and Rabat

Services to Rabat will resume on June 23, 2021, and to Phuket on July 1

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Dubai Airports CEO expresses uncertainty over UAE being removed from UK’s travel red list soon

Paul Griffiths added that the UAE is working on a vaccine passport system which will help facilitate travel

Oman

Oman: Sweeping relaxation of internal Covid-19 restrictions; entry ban extended for UK, India, Pakistan

Oman’s land borders will be reopened with permission granted to Omanis and GCC citizens residing in the sultanate to cross them

Saudi Arabia to restart issuing tourist visas soon, official says

Encouraging foreign tourism is a key factor in the kingdom’s efforts to reduce its reliance on oil

WIZZ AIR ABU DHABI SANTORINI

Wizz Air flights from Abu Dhabi to Santorini begin from Dhs179

The UAE recently added Greece to its ‘safe travel corridor’ for vaccinated travellers

How domestic tourism can score high with the right messaging

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic tourism has never had a greater opportunity to grow

Saudi Arabia Visas

Saudi offers automatic extension of residency, visit visas for stranded expats

The General Directorate of Passports will extend the validity of visas of expatriates from countries where entry to the kingdom is currently banned

Bahrain entry ban

Bahrain suspends entry of non-residents from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

The indefinite entry ban has gone into effect from May 24, 2021