UAE Residents Will Be Allowed To Travel Overseas From The End of June

16 June 2020
UAE, Travel, Coronavirus, Covid-19
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The UAE Government Communications office made the announcement on Twitter

It could be time to break out your suitcase and start re-learning how to pack because the UAE government has announced that UAE Residents and passport holders will be allowed to travel overseas from the end of June.

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Announced via the official UAE Government Communications office on Twitter, the statement says that Emiratis and those with a valid UAE residents visa can travel overseas from June 23.

Getting back into the country will still be subject to conditions and procedures which will be announced later.

Currently, you’ll only be allowed to travel to specific destinations which again will be announced later today.

There has been a suspension of commercial flights in and out of the UAE since March 24, but a number of repatriation flights have taken stranded tourists home.

However, all travellers need permission to return to the UAE from the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship before they can book a flight home and there is currently a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for returning travelers.

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