Monday, 18 October 2021

Fully vaccinated people from India to be resumed tourist visa of UAE

Fully vaccinated people from India to be resumed tourist visa of UAE

From Monday, the United Arab Emirates has resumed issuing tourist visas to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

(ICA) The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship and National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) of UAE had jointly announced on Saturday that from August 30, applications for tourist visas would be opening to people from all countries,

With provide they are fully vaccinating with one of the WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines, news agency WAM reported.

The move comes as part of UAE’s strategy to create a balance between public health and the activities of vital sectors and support the national efforts to achieve economic growth and continuous recovery.

The decision applied to citizens of all countries, including those arriving from the previously banned countries. Arriving passengers on a tourist visa must take a mandatory rapid PCR test at the airport. The rules for the unvaccinated, including exempted categories, remain in place.

Travelers wishing to receive the benefits provided to individuals vaccinated in UAE can register their vaccination via the ICA medium or Al Hosn application, WAM added.

In the case of India, this will benefit all those who have been taking two doses of Covishield.

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UAE witnessed a drop in coronavirus infections – less than 1000 cases daily – last week for the first time in months.

Meanwhile, flight rates between Kerala and the various Emirates cities soared higher as UAE announced issuing of tourist visas. A one-way ticket from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai was about ₹37,000 on September 5 in Etihad Airways. The Hindu reported that a direct flight from Kochi to Dubai in Emirates airline costs ₹29,000 and upward.

To help domestic carriers ravaged by the pandemic expand globally,

The aviation ministry is discussing a plan to unilaterally reduce foreign flying rights granted to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, and Germany, the Economic Times reported.

Although this may benefit Indian carriers, which plan to expand internationally, it could lead to higher fares and reduced connectivity for passengers once regular international flights resume.

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