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Global Tourism

Due to COVID-19, the tourism industry has been hugely impacted. Hence, international travel from the UAE to many countries has been suspended.  

For those who were planning to head to their home countries to/ from UAE, can contact us +971 4 3797570 at or email us at [email protected]We will be happy to assist you through these procedures and to get familiar with this new norm of travel. Our objective is to make travel as effortless as possible so that our guests could once again witness what a delightful getaway feels like. 

 

UAE Travel Procedure

Procedures For Returning Of UAE ResidentsInternational Travel Procedures For UAE’s Citizens And ResidentsProcedures For International Tourists Arriving To UAE Overseas

Travel procedures from the country of departure

  • If you are holding a Dubai residency visa, please complete the application independently on the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) website directly. For a non-Dubai residency visa, please complete the ICA application.
  • If your application is approved, you will receive an email with a GDRFA /ICA reference number.
  • Book Airline tickets and enter your GDRFA/ICA Application Number.
  • No PCR test is required – If any local or country instruction exists, for example Pakistan, where passengers are required to carry COVID-negative certificate before departure, the passenger will need to follow local guidelines.
  • Fill the health declaration form
  • Cost declaration form – At check-in, returning residents must declare that they either have health insurance that covers COVID-19 or will bear any costs for treatment and quarantine if required.
  • Quarantine undertaking form

Arrival procedures at Dubai airport

  • You are required to take the PCR test at the airport and remain in your residence until you receive the test result
  • You must download the COVID-19 – DXB Smart App
  • Follow precautionary measures

For returning residents testing positive in COVID-19

All the positive cases must be quarantined for 14 days and follow the strict guidelines by COVID-19 command and control center including home/ institutional quarantine and hospitalization.

International travel procedures

  • Follow the safety measures
  • Fill a health declaration form
  • Download the DXB app

 Departure procedures

  • Follow all the safety measures
  • Fill a health declaration form

Procedures at the travel destination

All the official procedures set up by the destination country will have to be followed regarding COVID-19 testing and isolation.

The procedure from departure destination

  • PCR test at the airport if not done at least 4 days prior
  • Fill a health declaration form

 Travel to UAE requirements

  • Entry visa
  • Medical travel insurance
  • A health and cost declaration form
  • PCR test at Dubai airport

 Procedures upon arrival at Dubai airport

  • Thermal screening on arrival
  • PCR test at the airport if not done at least 4 days prior
  • Download the COVID-19 DXB app
  • Follow all the precautionary measures

For tourists testing positive for COVID-19

All the positive cases will be quarantined for 14 days and shall follow the strict guidelines by COVID-19 command and control center including home/ institutional quarantine and hospitalization.

More Info

Spain Plans to Reopen Borders with Non-EU Countries From 1st July

  • Spain has lifted border controls with all member states of the European Union on June 21 (end of the state of alarm) Quarantine has also been eliminated.
  • Starting on 1 July there will be a staggered opening of borders with non-EU countries on a list of safe countries drafted by the European Commission, according to these requirements:1.- Epidemiological conditions are equivalent to or better than the EU2.- Acceptance of certain healthcare conditions in the place of origin, on the journey, and at the destination3.- Actions are taken on the principle of reciprocity

PCR test fee for passengers travelling to Lebanon

Effective 01st July 2020, the Government of Lebanon will implement mandatory PCR testing for customers traveling to Lebanon.

Please be informed of the following important details:

  1. Passengers traveling from the following countries must undergo a PCR test latest 96 hours before departure time.
      • Africa: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa & Republic of Central Africa.
      • Asia: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Oman & Iran.
      • Europe: All European countries except Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Spain & Armenia.
  1. The PCR test result required at the time of check-in
  2. All passengers must fill a health declaration form prior to arrival.
  3. A mandatory Health Insurance policy issued by local or international Insurance Company before arrival to Lebanon, covering all costs of Covid-19 treatment throughout their stay in Lebanon.
  4. Mandatory PCR test upon arrival at the airport and stay remain in your residence until you receive the test result
  5. Arriving passengers who receive a positive PCR test result must follow the directives of the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon until they recover.
  6. All residents and nationals arriving from a Non-PCR country will need to undergo a mandatory second PCR test 72 hours after their arrival through a Lab designated by the Ministry of Public Health medical team at the airport. The cost of the test is to be paid directly by the passenger to the designated lab.

Payment of the test:

Operating Airlines are required to collect USD50 the cost of the PCR test from individual passengers except for children under twelve years of age.

More Info

Sri Lanka to Resume its Tourism in August

We are pleased to state that the Government, along with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau are planning to restart Tourism from the 1st of August 2020.  

The preparation to re-open the borders has been arrived at following the consent of the Ministry of Health. By taking into consideration the fact that there haven’t been any new COVID-19 positive cases reported from civilians of the locality since the beginning of May, other than ones in designated quarantine centers. 

Note:
Mandatory requirements for travelers coming into Sri Lanka at present 

  • Minimum 5-day stay in the country. 
  • PCR test to be taken 72 hours before arrival to the country through a certified health institution. 
  • Availability of a valid Return air ticket and health insurance. 
  • Confirmation of booking at Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) certified accommodation. 

Measures that will be taken by our partner travel agent in Sri Lanka

  • All vehicles will carry a hygiene pack with disposable or reusable masks, hand sanitizer, and disposable gloves for touring clients. 
  • All vehicles will be thoroughly disinfected after each transfer. 
  • Vehicles will abide by social distancing norms and recommendations for shuttle transfers. 
  • Temperature checks will be done for all staff and guests daily.
More Info

Bangladesh suspends Flights due to COVID-19

To prevent the expansion of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of community transmission, Bangladesh suspends all international commercial passenger flights from 16 June 2020However, for the repatriation, relief, diplomatic, and citizen evacuation flights, requests shall be made to CAAB through the ministry of foreign affairs of Bangladesh.  

Important Instructions:  

    • The passengers, crew, and airport staff must follow social distancing norms and sanitization measures. 
    • Passengers traveling to foreign countries must carry a COVID negative certificate, passport, visa, and all other required documents expected by the destination country. 
    • Bangladesh nationals coming to Bangladesh with NVR must carry a COVID negative certificate failing which; he will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days.  
    • For Bangladesh nationals with NVR and COVID 19 negative certificates, they will be home quarantined for 14 days.
More Info

Pakistan Airlines suspended International Flights till 2nd July 2020

In the panorama of pandemic outburst, Pakistan airlines have suspended their regular international flight schedules till 2nd July 2020. Once the circumstances will be normal, regular operations will resume. 

Note:

Repatriation flights are still active under the approval of Governments of Pakistan and respective countries. 

More Info

Extension of Suspension Period of Domestic and International Commercial Flights to Nepal

As per the orders of the Nepal Government, the suspension period of both domestic and international commercial passenger flights to/from Nepal has been extended till 21st July 2020.

Note:

Rescue flights, freighter flights, and flights related to the essential supplies and medical needs special permission from CAAN.

More Info

Nepal Government Extends Suspension of Domestic and International Flights

The suspension on all the domestic and international flights from/ to Nepal has been extended till 5th July 2020 as per the orders of the Nepal Government. 

Note:

Special flights of repatriation and rescue are operating through the permission of CAAN.

More Info
UAE

UAE Travel Procedure

Procedures For Returning Of UAE ResidentsInternational Travel Procedures For UAE’s Citizens And ResidentsProcedures For International Tourists Arriving To UAE Overseas

Travel procedures from the country of departure

  • If you are holding a Dubai residency visa, please complete the application independently on the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) website directly. For a non-Dubai residency visa, please complete the ICA application.
  • If your application is approved, you will receive an email with a GDRFA /ICA reference number.
  • Book Airline tickets and enter your GDRFA/ICA Application Number.
  • No PCR test is required – If any local or country instruction exists, for example Pakistan, where passengers are required to carry COVID-negative certificate before departure, the passenger will need to follow local guidelines.
  • Fill the health declaration form
  • Cost declaration form – At check-in, returning residents must declare that they either have health insurance that covers COVID-19 or will bear any costs for treatment and quarantine if required.
  • Quarantine undertaking form

Arrival procedures at Dubai airport

  • You are required to take the PCR test at the airport and remain in your residence until you receive the test result
  • You must download the COVID-19 – DXB Smart App
  • Follow precautionary measures

For returning residents testing positive in COVID-19

All the positive cases must be quarantined for 14 days and follow the strict guidelines by COVID-19 command and control center including home/ institutional quarantine and hospitalization.

International travel procedures

  • Follow the safety measures
  • Fill a health declaration form
  • Download the DXB app

 Departure procedures

  • Follow all the safety measures
  • Fill a health declaration form

Procedures at the travel destination

All the official procedures set up by the destination country will have to be followed regarding COVID-19 testing and isolation.

The procedure from departure destination

  • PCR test at the airport if not done at least 4 days prior
  • Fill a health declaration form

 Travel to UAE requirements

  • Entry visa
  • Medical travel insurance
  • A health and cost declaration form
  • PCR test at Dubai airport

 Procedures upon arrival at Dubai airport

  • Thermal screening on arrival
  • PCR test at the airport if not done at least 4 days prior
  • Download the COVID-19 DXB app
  • Follow all the precautionary measures

For tourists testing positive for COVID-19

All the positive cases will be quarantined for 14 days and shall follow the strict guidelines by COVID-19 command and control center including home/ institutional quarantine and hospitalization.

More Info
Spain

Spain Plans to Reopen Borders with Non-EU Countries From 1st July

  • Spain has lifted border controls with all member states of the European Union on June 21 (end of the state of alarm) Quarantine has also been eliminated.
  • Starting on 1 July there will be a staggered opening of borders with non-EU countries on a list of safe countries drafted by the European Commission, according to these requirements:1.- Epidemiological conditions are equivalent to or better than the EU2.- Acceptance of certain healthcare conditions in the place of origin, on the journey, and at the destination3.- Actions are taken on the principle of reciprocity
Lebanon

PCR test fee for passengers travelling to Lebanon

Effective 01st July 2020, the Government of Lebanon will implement mandatory PCR testing for customers traveling to Lebanon.

Please be informed of the following important details:

  1. Passengers traveling from the following countries must undergo a PCR test latest 96 hours before departure time.
      • Africa: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa & Republic of Central Africa.
      • Asia: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Oman & Iran.
      • Europe: All European countries except Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Spain & Armenia.
  1. The PCR test result required at the time of check-in
  2. All passengers must fill a health declaration form prior to arrival.
  3. A mandatory Health Insurance policy issued by local or international Insurance Company before arrival to Lebanon, covering all costs of Covid-19 treatment throughout their stay in Lebanon.
  4. Mandatory PCR test upon arrival at the airport and stay remain in your residence until you receive the test result
  5. Arriving passengers who receive a positive PCR test result must follow the directives of the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon until they recover.
  6. All residents and nationals arriving from a Non-PCR country will need to undergo a mandatory second PCR test 72 hours after their arrival through a Lab designated by the Ministry of Public Health medical team at the airport. The cost of the test is to be paid directly by the passenger to the designated lab.

Payment of the test:

Operating Airlines are required to collect USD50 the cost of the PCR test from individual passengers except for children under twelve years of age.

More Info
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to Resume its Tourism in August

We are pleased to state that the Government, along with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau are planning to restart Tourism from the 1st of August 2020.  

The preparation to re-open the borders has been arrived at following the consent of the Ministry of Health. By taking into consideration the fact that there haven’t been any new COVID-19 positive cases reported from civilians of the locality since the beginning of May, other than ones in designated quarantine centers. 

Note:
Mandatory requirements for travelers coming into Sri Lanka at present 

  • Minimum 5-day stay in the country. 
  • PCR test to be taken 72 hours before arrival to the country through a certified health institution. 
  • Availability of a valid Return air ticket and health insurance. 
  • Confirmation of booking at Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) certified accommodation. 

Measures that will be taken by our partner travel agent in Sri Lanka

  • All vehicles will carry a hygiene pack with disposable or reusable masks, hand sanitizer, and disposable gloves for touring clients. 
  • All vehicles will be thoroughly disinfected after each transfer. 
  • Vehicles will abide by social distancing norms and recommendations for shuttle transfers. 
  • Temperature checks will be done for all staff and guests daily.
More Info
Bangladesh

Bangladesh suspends Flights due to COVID-19

To prevent the expansion of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of community transmission, Bangladesh suspends all international commercial passenger flights from 16 June 2020However, for the repatriation, relief, diplomatic, and citizen evacuation flights, requests shall be made to CAAB through the ministry of foreign affairs of Bangladesh.  

Important Instructions:  

    • The passengers, crew, and airport staff must follow social distancing norms and sanitization measures. 
    • Passengers traveling to foreign countries must carry a COVID negative certificate, passport, visa, and all other required documents expected by the destination country. 
    • Bangladesh nationals coming to Bangladesh with NVR must carry a COVID negative certificate failing which; he will be institutionally quarantined for 14 days.  
    • For Bangladesh nationals with NVR and COVID 19 negative certificates, they will be home quarantined for 14 days.
More Info
Pakistan

Pakistan Airlines suspended International Flights till 2nd July 2020

In the panorama of pandemic outburst, Pakistan airlines have suspended their regular international flight schedules till 2nd July 2020. Once the circumstances will be normal, regular operations will resume. 

Note:

Repatriation flights are still active under the approval of Governments of Pakistan and respective countries. 

More Info
Nepal

Extension of Suspension Period of Domestic and International Commercial Flights to Nepal

As per the orders of the Nepal Government, the suspension period of both domestic and international commercial passenger flights to/from Nepal has been extended till 21st July 2020.

Note:

Rescue flights, freighter flights, and flights related to the essential supplies and medical needs special permission from CAAN.

More Info

Nepal Government Extends Suspension of Domestic and International Flights

The suspension on all the domestic and international flights from/ to Nepal has been extended till 5th July 2020 as per the orders of the Nepal Government. 

Note:

Special flights of repatriation and rescue are operating through the permission of CAAN.

More Info

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