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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation (MOFAIC), the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) announced that effective from June 23, 2020, UAE citizens and residents would be allowed to travel to specific destinations.
The authorities said the conditions and procedures would be announced later in light of the preventive and precautionary measures taken by the UAE to curb the spread of Covid-19.
A statement issued by MOFAIC, FAIC and NCEMA said that for this purpose, a list of the allowed destinations and the groups authorised to travel would be announced later together with the procedures that UAE citizens and residents must abide by before, during and after returning from travel.
The statement clarified that this action comes in light of the positive developments and indicators revealed by the ongoing evaluation process by the competent authorities at the level of confronting the Covid-19, which proved the success of the measures taken by the UAE in this regard.
It is advised people over the age of 70 years not to travel, and it is advised for people with chronic diseases to avoid travelling in order to preserve their safety.
All residents and inbound tourists will have to undergo a PCR test prior to departure for Dubai.
The first commercial flight from Qatar to Egypt in three and a half years, an EgyptAir service to Cairo, took off from windswept Doha airport. Mustafa Ahmed, 38, an Egyptian technical engineer, said he was "very happy."
It has been also confirmed that a PCR test with negative result of maximum 96 hours is must to enter the country for all except children under 12 and people of determination. Everyone will also have to abide by a 14-day-quarantie or 7 days for vital jobs, in addition to installing Al Hosn applications, ICA added.
Sheikh Mohammed said 'Pursuant to the directives of my brother, the President of the UAE, all work teams have been instructed to follow up the effects of the earthquake.'
Sheikh Mohamed directed the dispatch of a search and rescue team and the provision of urgent relief supplies and emergency aid to those affected by the earthquake in Syria to help families in the hardest-hit areas.
Frank Hogerbeets, a Dutch researcher, had warned in tweeted tweeted on Feb.3 that 'sooner or later there will be a ~M 7.5 earthquake in this region (South-Central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon).'