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UAE to allow citizens, residents travel to select countries from June 23

The categories of people along with the approved destinations would be announced at a later date

UAE to allow citizens, residents travel to select countries from June 23

Those who are allowed to travel will have to adhere to all Covid-19 precautionary and preventative measures before they travel, during their stay abroad and on their return to the UAE.

Select categories of UAE citizens and residents will be allowed to travel to certain destinations from June 23. 

The categories of people, along with the approved destinations, will be announced at a later date, according to the joint announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management (NCEMA).

Those who are allowed to travel will have to adhere to all Covid-19 precautionary and preventative measures before they travel, during their stay abroad and on their return to the UAE, the statement added. 

UAE airlines have started operating more services, with Emirates now operating passenger flights to 29 cities, which include its transit operations.

Residents returning to the UAE are required to register with the ‘Resident Entry Permit’ service on the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship website before booking a flight. Returning residents arriving in the UAE then have to undergo a 14-day quarantine. 

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