• Evelyn Nakazi

UAE conditions applicable for the operation of international air services

Please be informed that effective from Thursday 5th August 2021 00:01 hrs, the following amended conditions will be applicable for the operation of international air services.

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Decision – 1: Entering UAE

With regard to Uganda, the restrictions imposed previously will be amended for the categories referred to in Clause 1 below and will be granted permission to ENTER United Arab Emirates (UAE), subject to their compliance with the conditions set out in Clause 2 below.

The Republic of Uganda

The removal of restrictions will be applicable to the following categories:

1. A holder of valid UAE resident visa, who has obtained the required vaccination doses in the UAE and completed fourteen (14) days after the 2nd dose and holds a vaccination card issued from a medical institution in the UAE, including the vaccine certificate available in the smart application(s) of Government Medical entities in the UAE; 2.Members of the medical force/staff including Doctors, Nurses and Medical Technicians (Whether Vaccinated or not Vaccinated); 3.Staff/Employees of Educational Sector, including Professors and Teachers, those who teach at Universities, Colleges, Schools and Institutions in the UAE (Whether Vaccinated or not vaccinated); 4.Students who are currently studying in the UAE (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated); 5.Those who are holding a valid visa, on humanitarian grounds and/or cases (i.e. family reunion) (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated); 6.Employees/Staff of Local and Federal Government entities (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated); 7.Those who undergo medical treatments in UAE (Whether vaccinated or not vaccinated);

2.All passengers who are exempted as provided in Clause 1 above, shall ensure that the following preventive measures are compiled by them: –

(a) Hold a VALID Negative Covid-19 Test certificate that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, (48) hours from the time of collecting the sample. Issued from approved health service, which uses QR code System; (b) Rapid test conducted before boarding the aircraft from Uganda; (c) Undergo a PCR test at the arriving airport;

3. Methods of implementation:

a) The passenger shall submit a request through the website of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, for the necessary approval; The Website: https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/homepage.aspx b) A holder of a valid UAE resident visa, who has obtained the required vaccination doses in the UAE and completed fourteen (14) days after the 2nd dose, shall submit the vaccination certificate/card through the website of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, through https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/homepage.aspx

Decision -2: Transiting through UAE

The restrictions imposed previously will be amended for the categories referred to in Clause 1 below and will be granted permission to TRANSIT through the United Arab Emirates, subject to their compliance with the conditions set out in Clause 1 below.

1.All passengers who are travelling from Uganda exempted as provided in Decision 2 above and transiting through UAE, shall ensure that the following preventive measures are compiled by them:

a) Obtain necessary entry permission/approval from Uganda; b) Hold a VALID Negative Covid-19 Test certificate that is issued within the valid time frame, namely, (72) hours from the time of collecting the sample. Issued from approved health service, which uses QR code System.

For any assistance understanding these rules, please info@iconic-travels.com or call +256751845975