Posted by JUSTOURS The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has eased the restrictions imposed on travellers from India, Nigeria and South Africa. This means the Dubai Authorities have lifted the ban on Nigerian travellers.
Dubai Airport Authority had imposed a ban on passengers from Nigeria insisting that they fly direct to Dubai from Lagos or Abuja, coupled with an imposition of a Rapid Antigen test Requirement which was rejected.
The fallout? Nigerian government suspended immediately the flights of Emirates Airlines into its territory in response to the Nigeria Specific Rule of Airport Rapid Antigen test four hours before flight to be carried out by the airline.
Dubai Airport has insisted that only passengers flying Emirates will be allowed into the airport. That decision automatically bans other airlines from carrying passengers to Dubai from Nigeria.
In a letter to Country Manager of Emirates, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Agency, NCAA, asked Emirates to immediately suspend its flights until it is authorized to do so.” The
Emirates ban is still ongoing and as it were
Emirates will now have to wait for the Nigerian authorities to lift the suspension placed on its services.
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As part of its measures to ease inbound travel restrictions into the city, the Dubai Emirate has released new COVID-19 entry protocols for passengers from South Africa, Nigeria, India and other countries effective June 23, 2021.
According to a release by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, passengers from South Africa to the country should have received two doses of a vaccine approved by the UAE authorities.
It added that passengers travelling from South Africa must present a negative test result for a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure; UAE citizens are exempted.
“All passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival at Dubai Airport. Transit passengers should comply with entry protocols of final destinations.
The Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management further added that passengers from Nigeria must have received a negative test result for a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure, UAE citizens are exempted.
It emphasised that passengers should present a negative PCR test certificate with a QR code from labs approved by the Nigerian Government.
“All passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival at Dubai Airport. Transit passengers should comply with entry protocols of final destinations”
On passengers from India, the body said, residents should have received two doses of a vaccine approved by UAE authorities.
It said passengers must have received a negative test result for a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure, UAE citizens are exempted.
It added that only QR code PCR test result certificates are accepted for passengers from India, adding that all passengers should take a rapid PCR test 4 hours prior to flight departure.
“All passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival at Dubai Airport. Passengers should undergo institutional quarantine until they receive their PCR test result, which is expected within 24 hours. UAE citizens and diplomats are exempted.
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