The UAE opens tourist visa applications to all nationalities, provided they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19
29 August 2021| Last updated on 30 August 2021
This decision will come into effect from Monday August 30, 2021.
The UAE will begin opening tourist visa applications for all fully vaccinated nationalities from Monday, August 30, said the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).
Only those who have received both doses from the World Health Organisation's (WHO) list of six approved Covid-19 vaccines. The new visa policy will also apply to those arriving from previously banned countries.
There were no mentions of any changes to the UAE's current visa-on-arrival rules.
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"The decision applies to citizens of all countries, including those arriving from the previously banned countries," reported state news agency Wam.ae
"Arriving passengers on tourist visas must take a mandatory rapid PCR test at the airport. The previous rules for unvaccinated, including exempted categories, remain in place."