UAE Travel Update

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Phase 5 Schedule 

UAE to India

Click here to Download Air India Express Phase 5 Repatriation Schedule – UAE to India

India to UAE

Click here to Download Air India Express Phase 5 Repatriation Schedule – India to UAE

*These bookings are non-refundable.

Frequently Asked Questions
1. I am a Resident Permit Holder returning to Dubai, is there any special requirement with regard to Documentation in view of COVID -1 9 Pandemic?

Along with UAE nationals, UAE government has permitted entry for Indians into UAE till 31st August, for which you are required to have a stamped resident permit in the passport along with:

(i) A valid ICA or GDRFA (General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs) approval if you are going to Dubai
(ii)For all passengers above 12 years old, a valid Negative COVID – 19 PCR test report in the printed form, from a government-approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a Certified  designated laboratory which is available on screening.purehealth.ae website, no older than 96 hours is required. Children under  the age of 12 years and passengers who have moderate or severe disability are exempted from COVID – 19 PCR test.
(iii) Health Declaration Form for Dubai, Quarantine Undertaking form for Dubai to be filled and submitted at Dubai Airport on arrival and
(iv) A Downloaded COVID-19 – DXB Smart App

Passengers with expired ICA / GDRFA approval will not be accepted at check-in. The passenger to apply afresh for entry into UAE.

2. I am a Resident Permit Holder returning to Abu Dhabi, is there any special requirement with regard to Documentation in view of COVID -1 9 Pandemic?

Along with UAE nationals, UAE government has permitted entry for Indians into UAE till 31st August, for which you are required to have a stamped resident permit in the passport along with:

 (i) A valid ICA  approval if you are going to Abu Dhabi.
(ii)For all passengers above 12 years old, a valid Negative COVID – 19 PCR test report in the printed form, from a government-approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a Certified  designated laboratory which is available on screening.purehealth.ae website, no older than 96 hours is required. Children under  the age of 12 years and passengers who have moderate or severe disability are exempted from COVID – 19 PCR test.
(iii) Health Declaration Form for Abu Dhabi, Quarantine Undertaking form for Abu Dhabi to be filled and submitted at Abu Dhabi Airport on arrival and
(iv) A Downloaded ALHOSN Mobile Smart App.

Passengers with expired ICA/GDRFA approval will not be accepted at check-in. The passenger to apply afresh for entry into UAE.

3. I am a Resident Permit Holder returning to Sharjah, is there any special requirement with regard to Documentation in view of COVID -1 9 Pandemic?

Along with UAE nationals, UAE government has permitted entry for Indians into UAE till 31st August, for which you are required to have a stamped resident permit in the passport along with:

(i) A valid ICA or GDRFA approval if you are going to Sharjah
(ii)For all passengers above 12 years old, a valid Negative COVID – 19 PCR test report in the printed form, from a government-approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a Certified  designated laboratory which is available on screening.purehealth.ae website, no older than 96 hours is required. Children under  the age of 12 years are exempted from COVID – 19 PCR test.
(iii) Health Declaration Form for Sharjah, Quarantine Undertaking form for Sharjah to be filled and submitted at Sharjah Airport on arrival and
(iv) A Downloaded ALHOSN Mobile Smart App.

Passengers with expired ICA / GDRFA approval will not be accepted at check-in. The passenger to apply afresh for entry into UAE.

4. Which approval must I get if I am travelling to UAE? ICA or GDRFA?

For returning to UAE, you can have either a valid ICA approval or GDRFA approval.

5. What is the validity of my COVID-19 PCR Test? 

The vaidity of COVID-19 PCR Test is 96 hours from the time of sample collection.

6. Is COVID-19 PCR Test mandatory to travel to UAE?

For all passengers above 12 years old, a valid Negative COVID – 19 PCR test report in the printed form, from a government-approved laboratory in India (ICMR) or a Certified  designated laboratory which is available on screening.purehealth.ae website, no older than 96 hours is required.

For travel to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, children under the age of 12 years and passengers who have moderate or severe disability are exempted from COVID – 19 PCR test.

For travel to Sharjah, children under  the age of 12 years are exempted from COVID – 19 PCR test.

Dubai: When you arrive in Dubai, you must take a PCR test at the airport and remain in your residence until you receive the test result. If the test result is positive, you will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines.
Abu Dhabi: PCR testing and temperature screening is in operation at Abu Dhabi airport.
Sharjah: PCR testing is being undertaken on arrival.

7. Can I travel to UAE with my Work Permit or a Tourist Visa?

Currently, ONLY Resident permit holders RETURNING to UAE with stamped Resident Permit in passport are allowed for travel from India besides UAE nationals.

Download self-declaration form (click here).

Download Health Declaration Form for Abu Dhabi and Sharjah (click here)

Download Health Declaration Form for Dubai (click here)

Download Quarantine Undertaking form for Dubai and Abu Dhabi (click here)

Download Quarantine Undertaking form for Sharjah (click here)

 

All passengers are required to check the UAE Government Authority Website for the latest updates on travel.

Click for ICA:  https://smartservices.ica.gov. ae/

Click for GDRFA: https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/ Smart_OTCServicesPortal/ ReturnPermitServiceForm.aspx

Certified labs in India are available in the below-mentioned link: https://www.icmr.gov.in/pdf/covid/labs/COVID_Testing_Labs_10072020.pdf

Other Information

Passengers must arrive at the airport four hours prior to departure, follow all measures to keep yourself protected at the airport and onboard the plane. Maintain social distance at all queuing points.

If the test result is positive, the passenger will be required to follow guidelines as issued by the authorities.  Mandatory requirements may need to be met at your own cost.

UAE to India

Any Indian National who has registered on the website of the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi or the Consulate General of India, Dubai fulfills the required entry conditions and desires to be repatriated by Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) flights from UAE to India, can now book their tickets by visiting our website www.airindiaexpress.in or through our authorized Travel Agents in UAE for travel effective 03rd July 2020.

UAE nationals who are eligible to enter India as per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30.06.2020 can also travel from UAE to India. Please refer the MHA website for more details.

*Passport information and Passenger Contact Details are mandatory while making bookings.

Passengers who have not registered with the Indian Embassy or Consulate at Abu Dhabi or Dubai or does not fulfil entry conditions will not be allowed to travel.

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