general info RETURNING RESIDENTS REQUIRED TO TAKE COVID-19 TEST BEFORE DEPARTURE
Returning Residents Required To Take COVID-19 Test Before Departure
Updated on 30 June 2020

The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority has announced that all residents returning to the UAE from 1 July, will have to complete a COVID-19 test at an accredited laboratory. Currently there are accredited laboratories in 106 cities across 17 countries with more to be added over the next few days. Only those with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the flight departure time will be allowed to board the plane.

Those residents returning from countries where there is no accredited laboratory, will under go COVID-19 checks on their arrival into the UAE and will then need to go for 14 days quarantine, either at their own home or if their home does not meet the requirements, at an approved quarantine facility at their own cost, or in some cases at the cost of the company that employs them.

All returning residents will also be required to download an approved mobile application to monitor their health status whilst in quarantine. 

More information on the list of accredited laboratories can be found on smartservices.ica.gov.ae 

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Further to the recent announcement that travel for tourism for citizens and residents was not permitted, the restrictions have been updated and travel for leisure is now permitted

We are well and truly into the second half of the year which is when most of the years public holidays are in the UAE, and the first one of the next six months is later this month.

Dubai is ready to welcome international visitors again from 7 July after a few months without tourists due to restrictions in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, and is telling the world in an innovative way.

As part of the continued easing of restrictions put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, certain recreational centres, summer camps, theme parks and massage and spa services can reopen.

The fuel prices for July 2020 have been announced which sees no increase or decrease in the cost of a litre of petrol and diesel from June, and prices remain the same for the fourth consecutive month.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has announced new guidelines for those citizens and residents wishing to travel abroad. 

Burj Khalifa marks the reopening of mosques by being lit up with the call to prayer message. 

A new day package has launched in Dubai that gives mums the chance to enjoy some well earned relaxation time while sat in the sunshine.

Restrictions on residents entering Abu Dhabi are to be lifted allowing entry into the Emirate, on condition of presenting a negative coronavirus COVID-19 test that was taken within the previous 48 hours.

The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has announced that mosques and other places of worship can reopen.

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