Dubai: Dubai on Sunday announced a new law for citizens, residents and visitors entering or exiting Dubai airport.
The new announcement will allow thousands of people affected by the international aviation ban since the start of the coronavirus epidemic to continue their travel plans.
The Executive Committee said it had decided to allow foreign nationals with visas to stay in Dubai to return to Dubai, which begins tomorrow (Monday 22 June). It will also allow citizens and residents to travel to any foreign country beginning on Tuesday, June 23 as long as the host countries agree to receive them. In addition, they should take care to monitor the monitoring practices defined by the countries they visit. The Committee has also decided to begin welcoming visitors and visitors from 7 July 2020. These new decisions are supported by treaties and security measures aimed at protecting the health and well-being of all passengers aboard or departing from Dubai.
The decision was taken under the orders of She Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Governor of Dubai, and the succession of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, High Disaster Risk Management Committee led by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Committee said the significant progress achieved by athletes in the fight against the virus through the strict monitoring methods used at national and local levels has gained worldwide recognition. Dubai’s rapid response to the global epidemic coupled with the joint efforts of the public and private sector and public commitment has been instrumental in reducing the spread of the virus.
Return of UAE Citizens
Residents holding visas issued in Dubai are allowed to return to their homes for the first flight on any flight on condition that they obtain a joint consent between the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA Dubai) and the airline. Citizens must complete a ‘Health Declaration of Health’ before embarking on their journey to ensure that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Airlines have the right to refuse boarding if passengers show any COVID-19 signs.
On arrival at the airport in Dubai, all residents will have to undergo PCR testing to show them COVID-19. Citizens must register their full details on the COVID-19 DXB smart app available online at and before leaving the signal.
Residents entering Dubai should not leave their homes until they receive their COVID-19 test results. If they test positive, they will need to isolate them for 14 days at home.
Residents who share homes or live in overcrowded housing will be cared for at the facility if they are diagnosed. Residential tenant must make arrangements for residential accommodation in accordance with the guidelines approved by COVID-19 Command and Control Center or bear the costs of a state-issued isolation facility.
Citizens and residents traveling abroad
There will be no restrictions for overseas destinations that residents and residents can visit. However, they must abide by the guidelines and policies that are followed in the countries where they travel. They are also requested to complete the ‘Health Declaration of Health’ before commencing to ensure that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms. Airlines have the right to refuse boarding if they show any signs of COVID-19.
Upon their return to Dubai, residents and residents will have to undergo PCR testing at the airport. They should register their details on the COVID-19 DXB app and commit to self-control at home until their test results are available. In the event that COVID-19 is constructive, they should be separated for 14 days and adhere to the entire guide