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Urgent: UAE announces suspension of entry for arrivals from 7 countries
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The General Civil Aviation Authority and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority announced the suspension of entry for travelers

The General Civil Aviation Authority and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority announced the suspension of entry for travelers from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique on all flights of national and foreign carriers, as well as Transit passengers arriving from it, as of Monday, November 29.

This includes suspending the entry of travelers who were in these countries during a period of 14 days before coming to the UAE, with the continuation of flights, as it will allow the transportation of passengers from the UAE to these countries.

It will also allow the transfer of excluded groups from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique to the UAE with the application of precautionary measures, which include official delegations and UAE nationals, diplomatic missions approved between the UAE and these countries and owners of golden residence.

The excluded groups will be obligated to take preventive measures, which include a pre-PCR examination within 48 hours and a rapid examination (Rapid-PCR) on the airport campus within 6 hours from the time of departure, whenever possible, in addition to a PCR examination at the airport upon arrival.

It also requires citizens of the country, diplomatic missions and golden residency holders to adhere to a 10-day quarantine and to conduct an examination on the ninth day of entering the country, while official delegations must wait until the result appears and then complete their official duties in the country without the need for quarantine.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed that travelers from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique through other countries are required to have a period of stay in those countries of not less than 14 days in order to be allowed to enter the Emirates.

The authority called on all passengers affected by the decision to follow up and communicate with the airlines associated with them to modify and schedule their flights to ensure their safe return to their final destinations without any delay or other obligations.

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