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UAE residents, tourists and Emiratis can arrive at RAK Airport without prior approvals from October 15

UAE residents, tourists and Emiratis can arrive at RAK Airport without prior approvals from October 15

Passengers must obtain a negative Covid-19 result before returning

Ras Al Khaimah international airport

The Department of Civil Aviation in Ras Al Khaimah has said that expatriate residents, tourists and Emiratis will be allowed to enter the UAE through Ras Al Khaimah International Airport from October 15, 2020, without obtaining prior permission, official news agency WAM has reported.

However, incoming passengers must undergo medical testing and obtain a negative Covid-19 result before returning, not exceeding a period of 96 hours.

It added that travellers or their sponsors should cover the cost of another lab test or PCR test upon arrival, as well as the cost of quarantine in the case of a positive result.

Tourists from all countries will also be allowed to enter the UAE through Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, on the condition that they obtain tourist medical insurance.

They must also obtain a PCR test four days before coming to the country, as well as fill in a medical disclosure form for submission to relevant authorities.

The officials added that the quarantine procedures for tourists whose medical results are positive will be in line with the procedures adopted by the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

Emirati citizens and residents will be allowed to travel to any country according to the planned scheduled flights through Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and in line with relevant procedures applied by individual countries.

On September 24, the UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) announced that it had resumed issuing entry permits into the country from all the emirates.

Read: All emirates in the UAE start issuing tourist visas – ICA

On October 5, the ICA added that it had also begun issuing entry permits for domestic workers and granting employment permits for government and semi-government entities, as well as employees of vital facilities in the UAE.

Read also: UAE resumes issuing entry permits for domestic workers

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