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United Arab Emirates flights connecting Nigeria, South Africa, India to resume June 23

Dubai – Nigeria travel restrictions will be relaxed, effective from Wednesday, 23 June, 2021.

This travel update is part of the revised Covid protocols that United Arab Emirates [UAE] authorities released on Saturday 19 June.

This means United Arab Emirates flights connecting Nigeria, South Africa, India will resume from this date, according the Dubai media office.

The Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management issued the new travel protocol.

Travellers from Nigeria will be required to do COVID-19 tests upon arrival at the airports in United Arab Emirates, with this new guidelines.

With this development Emirate airline has relaxed their previous suspension of arrivals from Nigeria, South Africa and India.

What’s in the new Dubai Nigeria travel rule?

Passengers from Nigeria to Dubai:

  1. Passengers must have received a negative test result for a PCR test which they took within 48 hours before departure. UAE citizens are not affected.
  2. Passengers need to show a negative PCR test certificate with a QR code from labs approved by the Nigerian government.
  3. All passengers must undergo one PCR test when they arrive in Dubai airport.
  4. Transit passengers need to comply with entry protocols of their final destination.
FROM,DUBAI MEDIA OFFICE


Requirements for passengers from South Africa to Dubai:

  1. Passengers need to receive two doses of one covid-19 vaccine approved by UAE authorities.
  2. Passengers must present a negative test result of one PCR test which they took within 48 hours before departure. UAE citizens are exempted.
  3. All passengers must undergo one PCR test when they arrive in Dubai airport.
  4. Transit passengers need to comply with entry protocols of their final destination.

Requirements for passengers from India to Dubai:

  1. Eligible passengers travelling from India to Dubai also need to present a negative test certificate from one RT-PCR which they took 48 hours before departure; UAE nationals are not required to follow this requirement.
  2. Passengers travelling to Dubai from India are required to do rapid PCR test four hours before departure to Dubai. They must also undergo another RT-PCR test on arrival in Dubai.
  3. Upon arrival, passengers from India are required to undergo institutional quarantine until they receive their PCR test result, which is expected within 24 hours.
  4. United Arab Emirate [UAE] citizens and diplomats are exempted from the institutional quarantine. Also, only QR-coded negative PCR test certificates is acceptable.


The UAE’s new measures are a part of efforts to ease travel restrictions into Dubai.

According to the Dubai media office, the protocol will become effective from June 23, 2021.

FROM DUBAI MEDIA OFFICE

Emirates Airlines reaction

“Emirates welcomes the latest protocols and measures announced by the Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management to allow the safe resumption of passenger travel from South Africa, Nigeria and India to Dubai and onwards.”

The airline’s spokesperson said in a reported statement, according to Golf News.

“We will resume carrying passengers from South Africa, Nigeria and India in accordance with these protocols from 23rd June,” Emirates said

“We thank the Supreme Committee for their continuous efforts in monitoring the development of the situation.

“And announcing the appropriate guidelines and protocols to protect the community and safeguard the travel sector,” the Airline reported statement add.

“When Emirates will resume flights to Nigeria?”

According to the Dubai media office, the flights will resume effective from June 23, 2021.

Emirates had suspended passenger flights from India effective until July 6, 2021 due to rising Covid infections in that country.

Meanwhile United Arab Emirates will suspend travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia from entering the Middle East county on national and foreign flights.

The suspension will take effect from 23:59 p.m. on Monday, June 21, state news agency WAM reports on Saturday.

Ismaeel

Statistician with interests in finance, risk management, loan products and market surveys. I also write on crypto currencies, Forex and a variety of financial instruments.

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