UAE updates Covid-19 protocols for entry through land borders
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UAE updates Covid-19 protocols for entry through land borders

UAE updates Covid-19 protocols for entry through land borders

The new rules are effective starting Tuesday, November 23

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The UAE has updated the entry procedures through its land borders for citizens and visitors of neighbouring countries.

Accordingly, all GCC citizens, or foreigners who are vaccinated with approved vaccines and booster doses, must present a negative PCR test that is not older than 14 days to enter the UAE’s land borders.

They also have to undertake a PCR test on the sixth day of entry if they stayed six consecutive days or more within the country.

As for the non-vaccinated, they must present a negative PCR test conducted no more than 72 hours before the date of arrival. Those who stay in the UAE for four days or more must take a PCR test on the fourth day of entry, and repeat a PCR test on the eighth day if they remain in the country for eight days or more.

The validity of the PCR test result has been extended for 14 days for vaccinated and non-vaccinated educational staff, students and parents of students who pick them up from educational institutions.

The updated protocols are effective starting from Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

They were issued on Tuesday by the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security, and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority.

“Other procedures related to supply chains will remain in place,” the two entities said, according to state-run news agency WAM.

“The two authorities stress the importance of the arrivals’ commitment to applying all preventive and precautionary measures, such as wearing masks, maintaining social distance and sterilising luggage. It is also advised to avoid travel for those with chronic diseases or those who feel Covid-19 symptoms.”

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention reported 70 new Covid-19 infections on November 23. The nationwide case count has now risen to 741,570.

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