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No vaccine certificate needed for Sri Lankan expats flying to Dubai


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People travelling to Dubai from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Uganda, and Nigeria do not need to produce a COVID-19 vaccination certificate on arrival, but need to register for pre-entry approval before arrival.

Emirates airline has announced that entry to foreign nationals is only limited to valid UAE visa holders, who must have a COVID-19 certificate issued at least 48 hours prior to their departing flight, the Times of Oman reported.

“Only COVID‑19 PCR test reports from certified labs that issue a QR code linked to the original report will be accepted,” added the airline. “Passengers must complete a COVID‑19 PCR rapid test 4 hours before the departure of their flight.”

Rapid antigen test reports will not be accepted. Another PCT test must be taken on arrival in Dubai.

“UAE Nationals are exempted from the above requirements but subject to COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai,” said Emirates guidelines. “All other passengers who have been in India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda in the past 14 days will not be permitted to enter Dubai.”

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