Abu Dhabi : To the delight of thousands of leisure seekers, UAE has announced to resume tourist visas for fully vaccinated travellers from August 30.
The move follows the daily number of positive Covid cases continuous drop in the country, having gone lower than 1,000 since last week. The vaccination rate was closing on the 92 per cent mark, the highest in the world after Malta.
Both Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) jointly announced that application for tourist visas will be open to people from all countries who have received the World Health Organisation (WHO)-approved vaccines.
Travellers who wish to receive the benefits provided to individuals vaccinated in the UAE, like visiting malls and public spaces in Abu Dhabi, can register their vaccination via the ICA platform or Al Hosn application.
As of June 3, the WHO-approved Covid-19 vaccines include AstraZeneca/ Oxford/Covi-Shield, Johnson & John-son, Moderna, Pfizer/Bio-NTech, Sinopharm and Sinovac.
Passengers arriving on tourist visas must take a mandatory PCR test at the airport. Earlier this year in March, the UAE Cabinet had approved a five-year multiple entry tourist visa for all nationalities.
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