Dubai opens up for residency visa holders from today

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NEW DELHI: Dubai, among the biggest magnets for Indian globetrotters, will conditionally reopen its doors for


from July 7 and will allow

foreign nationals

holding residency visas issued in Dubai to return to the Emirate from Monday (June 22). The Dubai government’s media office tweeted on Sunday that the Emirate will “welcome tourists from July 7.
Tourists are required to present recent Covid-19 negative certificate or undergo testing at Dubai airports.” It also announced new air travel protocols for Dubai citizens, residents and visitors on Sunday.
“… taken a decision to allow foreign nationals holding residency visas issued in Dubai to return to the Emirate starting Monday (June 22). It will also allow citizens and residents to travel to any

foreign country

starting Tuesday (June 23) provided the destination countries agree to receive them.
Furthermore, they should commit to observing precautionary measures outlined by the countries they are visiting... has also decided to start welcoming visitors and tourists from overseas beginning July 7, 2020,” the government of Dubai’s media office said on its website on Sunday.
On the issue of “return of UAE residents”, it said: “Residents holding Dubai-issued visas are permitted to return to the Emirate by pre-booking flights on any airline on the condition that they obtain an approval coordinated between the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs and the airline.
Residents must fill a ‘health declaration form’ before embarking on their journey to confirm they do not have

Covid-19 symptoms

. The airline has the right to refuse boarding if passengers display any symptoms.”
Upon arrival at Dubai airports, all residents will have to undergo a PCR test to screen them for Covid-19. Residents will need to register their complete details in the Covid-19 DXB smart app available online on arrival and before leaving the terminal.

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