UAE issues tourist visas to fully vaccinated travellers from all countries

30 Aug 2021 by Business Traveller India

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reopened tourist visa facility for fully vaccinated travellers from all countries, starting from today.

“Starting from August 30, application for tourist visas will be open to people from all countries, provided that they are fully vaccinated with one of the WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines,” the Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) said in a joint statement.

The decision also includes those arriving from the previously banned countries.

Arriving passengers on a tourist visa are required to take a mandatory rapid PCR test at the airport. The previous rules for unvaccinated, including exempted categories, remain in place.

The relaxation is a part of the country’s efforts to achieve sustainable recovery and economic growth.

NCEMA UAE tweeted:,


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