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The UAE Embassy in New Delhi has issued a circular for stranded Indians expats India to obtain a travel approval from the UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) prior to travelling to the Emirates.
The official account of the UAE Embassy in New Delhi, India said on Twitter, “The UAE Embassy in India would like to draw the attention of the valid UAE residence permit holders currently present in India, to the necessity of obtaining necessary approval from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) while ensuring that all conditions set by the UAE competent authorities are observed.
“Please note that UAE will issue no objection letter to travel in some humanitarian cases only that meet all conditions and requirements.
UAE residents with valid residency visa permits who are currently out of the country must undergo a COVID19 test.
“The embassy also affirms its commitment to the decisions of the Indian authorities regarding the continued closure of airports in India, and implementation of some restrictions that do not allow foreign airlines to carry passengers.
“We express our thank for your cooperation and your understanding of the current global situation, and in case there is any developments in this regard, we will publish it on the official platforms of embassy.”
UAE residents with valid residency visa permits who are currently out of the country must undergo a COVID19 test and receive a negative result at least 72 hours before returning to the Emirates under new rules announced by the UAE government.
The regulations, which come into effect from July 1st mean travellers are not permitted to board a plane bound for the UAE without first getting confirmation that they are free of COVID19.
All returning residents must comply with 14-day isolation rules at home or in an isolation facility. In addition, they must bear all costs of tests and quarantine in the event that their private accommodation doesn’t meet required standards. Employers of foreign nationals with UAE visas should bear any such expenses whenever required.
According to Emirates Airlines travel guidelines, “If the UAE government has specified a designated laboratory in your country of origin, then you must get your certificate from that lab. If it is not specified, please use an accredited lab in your country of departure.”
The statement comes as a big relief to Indians who were stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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