Visit visa, entry permit holders can travel to UAE: Emirates

Web DeskWeb Editor

31st Aug, 2021. 11:25 am
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DUBAI: Holders of visit visas and entry permits from countries where travel to the UAE is restricted can fly to Dubai, Khaleej Times quoted Emirates Airlines’ customer service account on Twitter, as saying.

This came as Emirates Support responded to multiple queries on Twitter.

“[The] entry permit holders can now travel to Dubai from Pakistan. You won’t need GDRFA approval,” it said in one Tweet.

“As per the current updates, passengers traveling with the newly issued visit visas can enter Dubai, without any GDRFA or ICA approval. You need to ensure you meet all the travel requirements for your arrival, departure, and transit country,” it said in another tweet.

Yet another response read: “Passengers holding tourist visas are now allowed to travel to Dubai. They need to present a negative PCR certificate for a test done within 48 hours and a Rapid PCR test done within six hours before departure.”

The Emirates website will be updated ‘shortly’, the customer support handle added.

Earlier, the UAE authorities had announced that the country would resume issuing tourist visas. Application for tourist visas is open to people from all countries starting August 30.

The airline sources had earlier confirmed to Khaleej Times that holders of all types of visa and/or entry permits granted by the authorities in the UAE can fly to Dubai.

The approved visa categories are employment, short or extended stay, visit, and newly issued residence visa.

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