COVID-19: Tourist visas made available to all vaccinated people

31 Aug 21

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The Emirati government recently announced that it has opened tourist visa applications to fully vaccinated individuals from all countries.

Key Points:

  • As of Aug. 30, all fully vaccinated individuals from any country may apply for a tourist visa.
  • Individuals who are arriving on tourist visas must take a PCR test at the airport.
  • All previous heath protocols remain in place; unvaccinated individuals will not be able to apply for a tourist visa.
  • Tourist visa holders may carry out business-related activities such as attending meetings, conferences, trainings and associated activities.

Additional Information: To be eligible for tourist visas, individuals must have received a World Health Organization approved vaccine. Individuals may register their vaccination certificates through the Al Hosn application or ICA platform to receive additional benefits.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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